Titans Cruise Past Colonels, 3-0

Sept. 11, 2010

Box Score

Las Vegas - Twelve kills apiece from Leah Maurer and Torrie Brown guided the Cal State Fullerton volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-22) sweep of Eastern Kentucky in Match 3 of the UNLV Invitational at the Cox Pavilion Saturday morning.

The Titans evened their record at 1-1 in the tournament and 5-3 overall with their fourth sweep of an opponent in their last five matches. Eastern Kentucky continued its rough start to the 2010 season, dropping to 1-7 and 0-2 in tournament action.

Maurer, playing on the same court she competed on for two seasons with UNLV, was three kills off her career high, hit .500 for the match and tallied a match-high 5 blocks (4 assists and a solo) in the win. She will face her former teammates in the tournament finale when the Titans take on the hosting Rebels at 7 p.m.

Fullerton out-hit Eastern Kentucky .316 to .065 committing just 14 team attack errors in 114 swings. Kala Neto, Erin Saddler and Jennifer Edmond combined for an additional 24 kills for the Titans.

The Colonels were led offensively by Ashley Edmond who had 7 kills, but hit just -.065 overall.

Defensively, the Titans out-dug (45 to 41) the Colonels and out-blocked them 8.5 to 3.0. EKU's Abby O'Conner had a match-high 18 digs, while CSF's libero Cami Croteau scooped 15 attacks. Along with Maurer, Fullerton's Jennifer Edmond added 4 block assists while Saddler had 2 block assists and a solo.

The Titans will have the rest of the afternoon off before coming back this evening to take on UNLV.