Mustangs Silence the Titan Offense; Titans fall 3-1

Oct. 8, 2005

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Fullerton, Calif. - Vanessa Gilliam and Kylie Atherstone had 21 and 20 kills respectively for the Mustangs as Cal Poly (11-4, 4-2) defeated the Cal State Fullerton Titans (11-7, 3-2) 3-1 in a Big West conference volleyball match at Titan Gymnasium Saturday night.

The Mustangs dominated the Titans from the offensive side, out-hitting Fullerton .338 to .149 on the night, holding the home team to no more than a .250 hitting percentage in any one game. Just two Titans broke the double-digit mark in kills with Sarah Morrison leading the team with 12 while fellow senior Alyssa Opeka tallied 10. Amanda Pfielschiefter was the lone bright spot for the Titans in the percentage column, as she hit .421 on nine kills, committing just one error in the four-game match.

From the defensive side, the Titans as a team did out-dig the Mustangs 56-53 with sophomore Vanessa Vella leading all players with 18. The duo of Kristin Jackson and Chelsea Hayes posted 17 and 13 digs for the Mustangs.

Fullerton was out blocked by Cal Poly 13.5 to 5 as Candice Milton and Jaclyn Houston both stuffed 6 attempted Fullerton attacks apiece to lead the field. Fullerton's Brittany Moore picked up four block assists in the losing effort.

Fullerton fell behind 1-0, as they were out-hit .536 to .152, but came back to tie the match at one game apiece holding the Mustangs to just .085 from the field. Cal Poly then wrapped up its forth conference victory as they hit .474 and .368 in games three and four with Fullerton's best-effort offense coming in game three at .250.

Fullerton next travels to Long Beach State and UC Irvine next week for another pair of Big West Conference meetings. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.