#13 Cal Poly Wins 17th Straight; LBSU Rallies to Win in Five Sets

  0 Nathan Keil | October 20th, 2018 | Big West, College - Women's Indoor, News


  • October 19, 2018


  • Long Beach State def. UC Santa Barbara 3-2
  • Hawaii def. UC Riverside 3-0
  • #13 Cal Poly def. CSUN 3-0


The top two teams in the Big West were in action Friday night. #13 Cal Poly picked up a sweep of Cal-State University Northridge and Hawaii earned a sweep of UC Riverside on the road. In Long Beach, the 49ers erased a two sets to none deficit against UC Santa Barbara to knock off the Gauchos, 19-17 in the fifth set.


LONG BEACH STATE DEF. UC SANTA BARBARA 3-2 (20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 26-24, 19-17)

  • Long Beach State improves to 13-9, 5-4; UCSB falls to 12-9, 4-5 in the Big West.
  • Walter Pyramid; Long Beach, California
  • Attendance:901
  • Box score
  • Long Beach State Recap/UC Santa Barbara Recap
  • Outside hitter Tyler Spriggs led the way for LBSU, as she notched a double-double of 20 kills and 12 digs. Fellow outside hitter Kashauna Williams chipped in 15 kills, 5 blocks, and 5 digs.
  • Long Beach State libero Hailey Harward registered 24 digs, and surpassed 1,000 for her career.
  • Outside hitter Lindsey Ruddins was a star for UCSB. Ruddins tallied a match-high 31 kills and added 9 digs. Middle blocker Rowan Ennis added 14 kills and outside hitter Torre Glasker notched 13.
  • The 49ers hit .239 as a team and held the Gauchos to .217.
  • Long Beach State improves to 71-38 in the all-time series. Each team won on its home court as UC Santa Barbara won in four sets on Sept. 28.


Long Beach State looked good coming out of the gate in the first set. The 49ers led 12-7 and were in control of the set. But the Gauchos then used a 12-3 surge to take a 19-15 lead. UCSB then held off Long Beach State to take the first set, 25-20.

The second set went back and forth until a 5-1 run by UCSB gave the Gauchos a 22-17 advantage. The Gauchos then took three of the next four points for a 25-18 victory and grab a two sets to zero lead.

Long Beach State came out strong in the third as it raced out to an 11-3 lead. The 49ers then cruised to a 25-20 set win.

The fourth set was tight from start to finish. But it was UCSB that found itself two points from the match at 23-21. The 49ers then took the next two points to tie it at 23. The Gauchos had a chance to close it out at 24-23, but Long Beach State won the next three points to force a fifth set.

After trailing for most of the set, UCSB had two chances to win the match at 14-13 and 15-14, but couldn’t come up with the final point. With the score tied at 17 apiece, the 49ers reeled off the final two points to complete the comeback, 19-17.

HAWAII DEF. UC RIVERSIDE 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-22)

  • Hawaii moves to 12-6, 8-1; UC Riverside stumbles to 6-13, 1-7 in the Big West.
  • SRC Arena; Riverside, California
  • Attendance:422
  • Box score
  • Hawaii Recap/UC Riverside Recap
  • The Rainbow Wahine were led by outside hitter McKenna Granato, who finished with 12 kills and 10 digs.
  • Granato also recorded her 100th career service ace.
  • Outside hitter Marissa Holt led UC Riverside with 9 kills.
  • Hawaii hit .259 as a team and limited UC Riverside to .114.
  • With the win, Hawaii sweeps the season series after beating the Highlanders back on Sept. 29.

#13 CAL POLY DEF. CAL-STATE NORTHRIDGE 3-0 (29-27, 25-14, 25-17)

  • Cal Poly improves to 18-1, 8-0; CSUN drops to 6-14, 2-6 in the Big West.
  • The Matadome; Northridge, California
  • Attendance:501
  • TV: ESPN3
  • Box score
  • Cal Poly Recap/CSUN Recap
  • Opposite hitter Torrey Van Winden led Cal Poly with 20 kills in 33 attacks with just one error, for a .576 clip.
  • Libero Katherine Brouker led the defensive effort with 18 digs.
  • CSUN was led by outside hitter Aeryn Owens, who tallied 19 kills and hit .293.
  • Cal Poly hit .398, but the Matadors were effective as well, registering a .286 hitting percentage.
  • The difference in total points was just six (57-51) in favor of Cal Poly. The Mustangs held the advantage in aces (10-4), made six fewer attack errors (14-8) than CSUN, and made four fewer service errors (8-4) than the Matadors.
  • The Mustangs have now won 8 straight against the Matadors. CSUN’s last win over Cal Poly came at home in 2014.


  • Long Beach State hosts #13 Cal Poly at 10 p.m. ET Saturday.
  • Hawaii visits Cal-State Fullerton at 10 p.m. ET Saturday.
  • UC Riverside takes on Cal Baptist at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.
  • Cal-State Northridge hosts UC Santa Barbara at 10 p.m. ET Saturday
  • Keep up to date on when your program is on TV by checking out VolleyMob’s TV Schedule.


Cal Poly 8 0 1.000 18 1 .947
Hawaii 8 1 .889 12 6 .667
UC Irvine 6 1 .857 12 7 .632
Long Beach State 5 4 .556 13 9 .591
UC Santa Barbara 4 5 .444 12 9 .571
UC Davis 3 5 .375 11 9 .550
CSUN 2 6 .250 6 14 .300
UC Riverside 1 7 .125 6 13 .316
Cal State Fullerton 0 8 .000 6 15 .28

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