FULLERTON, Calif. --- The Titans return home looking to close out non-conference play with a couple of wins, as they'll take on San Francisco, Friday at 7 pm PT and Idaho, Saturday at 2 pm PT. The two matches will be a part of the Titan Tournament hosted inside Titan Gym this weekend.
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PROMOTIONS THIS WEEKEND
First 100 students in attendance for Friday's match vs. San Francisco get a FREE t-shirt! Remember students ALWAYS get in FREE!
Tickets for all Titans home games can be purchased online at fullertontitans.com, or at the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Ticket Office, located in the Titan House on campus off of Gymnasium Drive on the northeast side of Titan Gym. Game day sales and will call tickets will open an hour prior to the scheduled time at the specific venue. All Cal State Fullerton students with a school ID get free admission. Admission is FREE for ALL students.
ABOUT LAST WEEKEND
It wasn't the weekend Fullerton was looking for last time out, as the Titans went 0-3 at the Rebel Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the 0-3 record doesn't tell the entire story. The Titans began tournament play dropping a heartbreaking 3-2 match vs. Eastern Kentucky. Fullerton battled back to win sets three and four 25-19 and 25-20 respectively after dropping the first two sets. Unfortunately the Titans couldn't quite finish the deal, falling in the fifth set 15-13. The Titans then suffered sweeps against UNLV and Fordham. However, that doesn't tell the entire story, as Fullerton came within five points or less in five of the six sets and within three points or less in three of the six sets.
BENCH MARK STILL WITHIN REACH
The Titans currently sit at 6-4 heading into their final weekend of non-conference action. Fullerton needs just one non-conference victory to clinch its first non-conference winning record since 2013.
SWEET, SWEET SWEEPS
All six victories this season have come in three sets via the sweep. The six straight sweeps during the Titans' six-match win streak was the most since Fullerton earned seven consecutive sweeps during its Big West Championship season in 2010.
RIGHT WHERE SHE LEFT OFF
Madeline Schneider is doing Madeline Schneider type things to begin the season. She leads the Titans in total points with 142.5, kills with 134 and kills per set with 4.06. The 2017 Big West Honorable Mention has led Fullerton in kills in nine of 10 contests, including posting 20 kills in the season opener vs. Akron. Her 4.06 kills per set ranks sixth best in the Big West and her 113 kills are also sixth best.
Savahna Costello enters her sophomore season with high expectations after producing a stellar freshman campaign for the Titans. She's off to a fantastic start, locking down the libero position for Fullerton. Her 104 digs through 10 matches rank 13th in the Big West, while her 3.06 digs per set rank 14th in the league.
A STAR IN THE MAKING
Felicia Marshall notched her first double-double of her young career, recording 11 kills and 11 digs on Aug. 25th vs. Montana. She leads the Titans with two total double-doubles on the season. She ranks 24th in the league with 2.41 digs per set and ranks eighth in kills per set (3.07).
FEZZEY TURNING IT UP
Tyler Fezzey is off to a great start so far this season, as she ranked second in the squad in total points with 115.5. She ranks 14th in the league in total kills with 88 and 17th in kills per set (2.59). She's tied for eighth in the league in total blocks with 29 and fourth in solo blocks with four.
TITANS CLEANING UP THE ALL-TOURNAMENT HONORS
Madeline Schnieder, Felicia Marshall and Neena Dimas all earned spots on the Terrier Invitational last weekend after their superb performances two weekends ago. Haley Carmo earned a spot on the Rebel Challenge All-Tournament Team after her superb defensive weekend. Schnieder has made two all-tournament teams so far this season.
Fourth year head coach Ashley Preston returns to helm of the Titan volleyball program with some positive momentum heading into the season. She's already notched her career-high in wins with six, just 10 matches into the season.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 VS. SAN FRANCISCO || 7 P.M. PT
Cal State Fullerton vs. San Francisco
Overall Record: 1-5
Home (H) Record: 0-3
Away (A) Record: 0-2
Neutral (N) Record: 1-0
Current Streak: Lost 2
Date Opponent W/L Score
09/15/90 San Francisco (H) L 9-15, 6-15, 6-15
09/18/99 San Francisco (A) ! L 11-15, 15-6, 12-15, 15-10, 9-15
09/02/00 San Francisco (H) # L 14-16,15-7,7-15,13-15
09/09/05 San Francisco (N) $ W 25-30, 30-28, 30-16, 30-25
9/19/08 San Francisco (H) ^ L 25-30, 26-28, 16-25, 16-25
09/19/15 San Francisco (A) ! L 17-25, 12-25, 22-25
(!) University of San Francisco Tournament (San Francisco, Calif.)
(#) Four Points Titan Classic (Fullerton, Calif.)
($) Crown Royal Showcase (Portland, Ore.)
(^) Holiday Inn Buena Park Fullerton Classic (Fullerton, Calif.)
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 VS. IDAHO || 2:00 P.M. PT
Overall Record: 5-14
Home (H) Record: 3-5
Away (A) Record: 1-7
Neutral (N) Record: 1-2
Overall Conference Record: 2-12
Big West Record: 2-12
Current Streak: Lost 1
Date Opponent W/L Score
09/10/83 Idaho (N) ^ L 11-15, 15-17, 14-16
09/07/85 Idaho (A) + W 15-1, 8-15, 14-16, 15-7, 15-3
10/17/96 Idaho (A)* L 7-15, 7-15, 7-15
10/17/97 Idaho (H)* L 6-15, 15-7, 13-15, 15-7, 11-15
10/22/98 Idaho (A)* L 7-15, 13-15, 6-15
10/22/99 Idaho (H)* W 15-6, 15-7, 10-15, 15-10
09/30/00 Idaho (A)* L 6-15,6-15,14-16
10/27/00 Idaho (H)* L 15-13,8-15,4-15,12-15
10/05/01 Idaho (H)* W 30-24, 30-17, 30-32, 27-30, 15-8
11/03/01 Idaho (A)* L 25-30, 25-30, 27-30
10/10/02 Idaho (A)* L 21-30, 21-30, 30-32
11/09/02 Idaho (H)* L 25-30, 23-30, 20-30
10/18/03 Idaho (A)* L 15-30, 24-30, 22-30
11/14/03 Idaho (H)* L 26-30, 28-30, 24-30
10/16/04 Idaho (H)* L 22-30, 23-30, 30-24, 30-28, 12-15
11/11/04 Idaho (A)* L 21-30, 27-30, 23-30
11/23/07 Idaho (N) $ W 30-26,30-27,30-22
08/29/09 Idaho (H) • W 23-20, 25-23, 14-25, 25-14, 16-14
09/09/11 Idaho (N) # L 22-25,19-25, 23-25
(^) Loyola Marymount Tournament (Los Angeles, Calif.)
(+) Northwest Classic (Moscow, Idaho)
($) Fremont Investment and Loan Invitational (Northridge, Calif.)
(•) Crowne Plaza Titan Classic (Fullerton, Calif.)
The Titans boast 12 newcomers, including four transfers and eight freshmen, helping to make up Fullerton's tallest squad in head coach Ashley Preston's fourth season in Orange County.
MAD FOR MADDIE
Senior Madeline Schneider is primed for a breakout season as she enters her third and final season as a Titan. She earned Big West Honorable Mention accolades a season ago, leading Fullerton in almost every offensive category, including kills with 335. That mark ranked 10th highest in the conference a year ago.
Senior middle blocker Summer Kerins, who led the Titans after leading the team in blocks last year with 70.