Sept. 16, 2005
Fullerton, Calif. - Five Titans tallied 10-or-more kills as Cal State Fullerton (6-4) defeated the San Jose State Spartans (5-4) 3-1 in Match Two of the Hawthorn Suites Fullerton Volleyball Classic at Titan Gymnasium Friday night.
Fullerton took the first two games, 30-17 and 30-24, before faltering in game three (28-30), hitting just .148 while committing 9 errors from the field. Game four was a hard fought battle with the score remaining close the entire game, but Fullerton persisted and took it 31-29 en route to their fourth consecutive home victory.
Sarah Morrison led the Titans with 15 kills, Danielle Hitzeman and Alyssa Opeka killed 14 each, and Brittany Moore and Amanda Pfielschiefter each grabbed 13 and 11 respectively. The Titans out-hit the Spartans .220 to .115, with Pfielschiefter out-hitting all players at a .429 clip.
San Jose State's Kristina Conrad led all players as she picked up 16 kills in 57 attempts.
Cal State Fullerton dominated at the net, picking up 13 total team blocks to just 6 of San Jose State's. Pfielschiefter led all players with nine including one solo.The Spartans' Jennifer Senftleben had just four blocks on the night but had a game-high two solos.
Julie Geissert helped the Titan offense setting a season-high 62 assists and serving a game-leading three aces with her counterpart Brittany Collet collecting 45 of her own.
Fullerton will be back to tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. as they will take on Southern Methodist and then Loyola Marymount.
In Game One of the Fullerton Classic, Loyola Marymount defeated SMU 3-2 (30-24, 26-30, 22-30, 30-19, 15-11). LMU's Heather Hughes picked up a game leading 20 kills and six players collected double-digits in digs in the winning effort. Natalie Peters led the SMU team in scoring (20.0 points) hitting .308 on the night while collecting 17 kills.