MVP Moore Leads Titans to Tourny Championship
Sept. 3, 2006
Fullerton, Calif. - Brittany Moore blasted a game-high 18 kills and hit .372 to lead the Cal State Fullerton Titans to the Four Points Titan Classic championship over the College of Charleston Cougars, 3-1, Saturday night in the sixth and final game at Titan Gym.
The Titans handed the Cougars just their third loss in the past two seasons, and first of the 2006 season as they took care of them 30-25, 29-31, 30-20, 30-19, improving to a perfect 5-0. With five wins without a loss to start the season, the Titans join the 1985, 1987 and 1996 teams as the only teams in the history of the program to accomplish that feat.
Four Points runners-up, Charleston, falls to 3-1 on the year after posting a 32-2 record in 2005.
In three games, Moore hit .385 from the field, blasting 42 kills, picking up 15 blocks in the process. Moore committed just five hitting errors in 96 opportunities en route to the tournament MVP award.
The Titans out-hit the Cougars .201-.116 despite being out-killed by the opponent 64-60. Four Cougars had double-digits in kills led by all-tournament hitter Tiffany Blum. Hitting errors for the Charleston squad proved costly as they almost doubled the Titan errors with 40 in the four games.
Julie Geissert notched her first 50-assits game of the year, but tied Cougar setter, Lindsay Kane (all-tournament team) for the game-high.
Vanessa Vella scooped a season-high 25 digs, but was out-done by Charleston's Marie Dobrenz, who collected a match-high 38 digs.
Cal State Fullerton will practice on Sunday before heading to Loyola Marymount on Tuesday for a non-conference match-up with the Lions. LMU leads the all-time season series, 18-6. First Serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Four Points Titan Classic All Tournament Team
(As voted by the participating coaches)
Brittany Moore, Cal State Fullerton - MVP
Breanna Trudeau, Cal State Fullerton
Julie Geissert, Cal State Fullerton
Lindsay Kane, College of Charleston
Tiffany Blum, College of Charleston
Emily Sawin, College of Charleston
Kolbie Murphey, Weber State