Three Big West Matches on Tap for Volleyball This Week
Oct. 30, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - It's a busy and critical week for the Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball team, which plays three Big West Conference matches - two against teams ahead of it in the league's standings. The fourth-place Titans visit second-place Long Beach State on Tuesday night and host first-place Cal Poly (No. 23 by AVCA) on Saturday night. On Friday night, seventh-place UC Santa Barbara visits Titan Gym.
ON THE AIR: Patrick Alog and Casey Moran will bring you all the week's volleyball action live via audio broadcast at fullertontitans.com. Alog will be making the trip to Long Beach and will return home with the Titans to bring you both games from Titan Gym. Just follow the link with the microphone on the home page, and you'll be litening to you Titans in no time!
VS LONG BEACH STATE: The Titans have struggled against the 49ers, winning just four of the 54 meetings since 1980. Currently, the Titans have dropped the last 49 matches with the cross-town opponent, with their last win coming in 1982, when the swept the two-game season series. Fullerton has not won a game against Long Beach since 2004, when the Titans grabbed a game three 33-31 victory in overtime on Sept. 16.
VERSUS UC SANTA BARBARA: Since 1982 Cal State Fullerton has an all-time record of 2-52 against UC Santa Barbara with its most recent win, a 3-2 victory, coming on Oct. 6 at the Thunderdome. The Titans only other win came last year on Nov. 4, 2006 in a 23-30, 30-25, 30-22, 19-30, 15-10 win at Titan Gym, the first win in 25-year history of the two teams competing.
VERSUS No. 23 CAL POLY: Fullerton has dropped its last 6 meetings against the Mustangs and have a 3-40 all-time record against the foes from the north dating back to their first meeting in 1981. The Titans' last win against the Mustangs came in 2004 at home.
LAST WEEK: The Titans had a light schedule last week, taking on Cal State Bakersfield at home in a non-conference affair at Titan Gym. The Titans were victorious in the three-game sweep (30-22, 30-23, 30-24), as Alex Wolnisty was the only player in the match to record 10-or-more kills, collecting 14. Wolnisty, Brittany Moore and Erin Saddler paced the match with three blocks apiece, as the Titans went on to out-block the Roadrunners 6.0-1.0.
DID YOU KNOW: Fullerton has never had more than six conference victories in the history of the program. Fullerton is currently 5-4 in league action and has seven more opportunities before the end of the regular season. The 2006, 2004 and 1996 teams have all reached the six-win mark.