Nov. 25, 2008
Los Angeles - Senior Brittany Moore's 23rd and final kill of her career, not only gave Cal State Fullerton a 3-1 win over LMU Tuesday night, but tied the Fullerton record for most kills in a career matching Susan Herman's mark that stood for 19 years.
The Titans took care of the Lions 18-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24 at Gersten Pavilion to finish the season with a 17-15 overall record, reaching the 17-win plateau for just the third time in school history. In beating the Lions, Fullerton also scored just its fourth winning season since 1976.
The loss for Loyola Marymount snaps a 13-match winning streak against the Titans and drops their overall record to 13-16.
On the day Moore was named the Big West Conference's Player of the Year, she led all players with 23 kills in 59 swings, resetting the record for both kills (1,534) and attack attempts in a career (4,142). She also posted her eighth consecutive double-double and 18th of the season with 11 digs and missed setting the all-time Fullerton career blocking record by three blocks.
All-Big West Honorable Mention Erin Saddler (17 kills) and Alex Wolnisty (14 kills, .385 attack percentage) flanked Moore's effort as the Titans out-hit the Lions .265 to .246. Emily Day posted 20 kills and hit .318 to pace the Lions. She and Ariana Covington (12 kills) were the only Lion players to post 10-or-more kills.
First-team All-Big West libero Cami Croteau led all players with 16 digs and finished the season with 505 total digs, the third-best single-season performance by any Titan. Lauren Kirk had 14 for LMU.
Fullerton out-blocked LMU 7.0 to 4.0 behind three blocks each by Moore (two solos) and Sydney McDowell (one solo).
Seventh-year Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman won her 90th career match as the Titans won just their third season finale since 2000.