Cal Poly

College Roundup: Cal Poly drops two volleyball matches

The Cal Poly volleyball team was swept in two matches at the USC Classic in Los Angeles on Saturday, losing to No. 5 USC and No. 17 San Diego.

In their first match, the Mustangs (1-7) fell 25-12, 25-23, 25-12 to the Trojans (8-0).

Kate Walters had 14 assists and a team-high seven digs, and Holly Franks had 11 kills for the Mustangs against USC.

In its second match, Cal Poly fell to San Diego 25-20, 25-13, 26-24.

Franks had 12 kills to pace the Mustangs. Freshman Nicole Kessler had a team-high 13 digs and two aces, and Walters had 18 assists, five digs and an ace.

Cal Poly held a 23-20 lead in the third game against San Diego, but the Toreros scored six of the next seven points to put the match away.


Diablo Valley 11, Cuesta 7; Cuesta 7, Ohlone 5

The Cougars (3-1) finished in second place in its Central Coast Tournament. Diablo Valley took home the title.

In Cuesta’s loss to Diablo Valley, the Vikings raced out to an 8-2 halftime lead. Shanae Lauridsen had five goals to lead the Cougars. Bailey Kelley netted the other two goals.

Cuesta rebounded in the second game behind Bianca Magno’s 14 saves to preserve the victory over Ohlone. Lauridsen and Haylie Fry each had three goals. Erin Casey had the other goal.

Lauridsen, a former Nipomo High standout, had 13 goals in the two-day tournament.


Ohlone 4, Cuesta 1

The Cougars (1-1-1) scored first in the 11th minute when Allison French had a free kick from 25 yards out. The Ohlone goalie saved the shot, but bobbled the ball and Neisha Diaz put in the rebound to put the Cougars up.

Ohlone struck back five minutes later when Cuesta failed to clear the ball. The two teams were even until Ohlone scored in the 67th minute and added two late goals to put the match away.