Titans Can't Stop Matadors, Fall 3-1

Nov. 15, 2007

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Fullerton, Calif. - Matador Alex Johnson posted a double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs as Cal State Northridge defeated Cal State Fullerton 3-1 in a Big West Conference volleyball match at Titan Gym Thursday night. With the win, Northridge improves to 11-18, 7-9, while Fullerton falls to 13-14, and 7-8, snapping a modest two-game winning streak.

Neither offense ran on all cylinders as Northridge hit just .135, while Fullerton posted a team attack percentage of .065, its lowest mark of the year. The Titans also had 40 attack errors on the night, surpassing their previos season high by nine errors.

Brittany Moore led a trio of Titans with 17 kills offensively, collecting 13 digs and two blocks along the way. Jennifer Francisco tallied 13 kills and Alex Wolnisty added 10 in the losing effort.

The Titans did out-block the Matadors 15.0 to 11.5 as a team and were led by middles Wolnisty and Erin Saddler, each picking up seven blocks to lead the floor. Val Kepler and Lynda Morales nabbed five blocks for Northridge, each picking up one solo block.

Both side kept rallies going Thursday night, large-in-part to back row play. Three Matadors picked up at least 20 digs on the night, led by Kayla Wright who scooped 24. Cami Croteau matched Wright's total for Fullerton as she and Jennifer Francisco (21) both had 20-dig nights for Fullerton.

Fullerton will wrap up its home as well as conference schedule Friday night with a match against Long Beach State beginning at 7 p.m. Mounia Nihipali, Jennifer Francisco and Julie Geissert will be honored in a pre-game ceremony as the seniors will be playing the final home games of their careers.