Sept. 6, 2009
Corvallis, ore. - Junior outside hitter Erin Saddler continued to spearhead the Titan offense as her 18-kill performance led Cal State Fullerton to a 3-0 sweep of Seattle University in the teams' second match of the Active Ankle Challenge hosted by Oregon State Sunday evening.
With the win, the Titans, not only improve to 6-0 on the year, but set a school record for the most wins to begin a season. Prior to this season the record was five wins set by the 1985, 1987, 1996, 2006 squads. Seattle drops to 1-6.
The Titans outhit the Redhawks .330 to .133 with Saddler pacing the floor with her 18 kills and .410 attack percentage. Torrie Brown was the next closest Titan to double digits with 8 kills and a .333 attack percentage.
Seattle put up better team numbers at the net posting 5.5 team blocks with Kelly Biette leading the way with four block assists. Cristin Richards and Jamie Milles both had three blocks apiece in support of Biette. After a 16-block effort in the morning session, the Titans were held to just 3.0 team blocks with Kayla Neto and Jennifer Edmond providing two blocks each.
Neto provided four of the Titans' five service aces on the evening, while Ashley Collier served up the other.
Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman now sits just 4 wins away from career victory No. 100. Zimmerman is already the winningest coach in the 30-year Cal State Fullerton volleyball history and has amassed a 96-119 overall record (most in victories) and a .447 winnings percentage (school record).
The Titans will return to the court Monday and will take on Oregon State beginning at noon.