FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball welcomed their veteran counterparts to Titan Gym and scored a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-23) victory in the program's annual alumni match on Saturday afternoon.
The match served as a final tune-up before the Titans start their season on Friday when they host the Titan Classic at Titan Gym, opening up the tournament with a match against Bucknell.
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The alumni squad held a late lead in the first as well as some large leads in the other two sets but the Titans were able to capitalize on mistakes to comeback and secure the sweep.
Freshmen Niki Withers and Steph Buss looked impressive in their debut with Fullerton, with the latter notching the match-winning kill in the third set. Others making their debut included Rachel Brown, Megan Kurz, Mackenzie Olsen, Katelyn Nielsen and Katie Roux while returners Holland Crenshaw, Paige Reed, McKenna Painton and Devin Ulmer also logged playing time on Saturday afternoon.
The Fullerton volleyball alumni squad featured 2008 Big West Player of the Year Brittany Moore (2005-08), 2010 Big West Player of the Year Erin Saddler (2007-10), Titans all-time digs leader Cami Croteau (2007-10), Julie Geissert (2004-07), Genie Francisco (2007-10), Leah Best (2011-13), Cari Bailey (2006-07), Amanda Pfielschiefter (2005-06), Danika Miller (2010-12), Bre Moreland (2010-13) and Jennifer Edmond (2008-11). Former Titan Jamie Ivers (1999-2000) also made an appearance, serving as coach for the alumni.