Titans Split in First Day of Competition at Showdown
LUBBOCK, Texas – Cal State Fullerton completed its first day of competition at the Lone Star Showdown with a split, opening the tournament with a sweep of Nevada, before falling to Montana in three sets on Friday afternoon at United Spirit Arena.
Montana 3, Cal State Fullerton 0 (Box Score – PDF)
Competing in its second match of the day, Cal State Fullerton's six-match win streak was snapped in 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 26-24) loss to Montana at United Spirit Arena on Friday afternoon.
Playing in the Lone Star Showdown hosted by Texas Tech, Cal State Fullerton (6-3) took the court for the second time on Friday, and struggled offensively in the loss to the Grizzlies (3-5).
The Titans, who were swept for the second time this season, attacked at a rate of .113 (42-28-124), hitting under .200 for the third time in 2013 – all three matches have been losses.
Montana totaled 11 blocks in the match.
Senior Alyse Hensley led Cal State Fullerton with her fourth double-double of the year, totaling 10 kills and 10 digs.
Senior Bre Moreland led Cal State Fullerton in kills (12) and digs (15), to mark her second double-double of 2013.
Julie Consani led the offense tallying a match-high 39 assists.
Montana attacked at a rate of .230, led by Brooke Bray's 11 kills (.588).
Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Saturday, playing host Texas Tech at 1:00 p.m. PT. Live stats and video will be available.
Notes: Cal State Fullerton's six-match win streak was snapped…the Titans were swept for the second time in 2013…Alyse Hensley recorded her fourth double-double of the season while Bre Moreland tallied her second…Julie Consani has now totaled 1,312 assists in her career, ranking eighth in Fullerton history…Paige Reed's 15 digs set a new career high…the loss was Cal State Fullerton's first against Montana in five meetings.
Cal State Fullerton 3, Nevada 0 (Box Score – PDF)
LUBBOCK, Texas – Cal State Fullerton opened play at the Lone Star Showdown by dominating Nevada in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-15) sweep on Friday afternoon at United Spirit Arena.
Sophomore Holland Crenshaw helped the Titans keep their six-match win streak alive by tying a career high with a match-best 10 kills. Senior Leah Best fell just one short of double digits with nine kills.
The Titans hit .212 (45-21-113) as a team, but held Nevada (1-6) to a .044 attacking percentage.
Julie Consani led the Titan offense with 33 assists, and her total of 1,273 career assists ranks ninth in Fullerton all-time history.
Notes: Sophomore Holland Crenshaw matched a career high with a match-best 10 kills…Julie Consani's 1,273 career assists now rank ninth in Fullerton all-time history…the Titans are on a six-match winning streak (including five sweeps), their longest since Fullerton completed the 2010 regular season on an eight-match winning streak…the Titans' 6-2 start to the 2013 campaign is the best for the program since 2009, when the squad opened the year 6-2…during the team's last six matches, Fullerton has won 18 of 20 sets...Nevada holds a 15-5 edge in the all-time series between the two programs, but Fullerton has won the last three meetings.