#20 Cal Poly Sweeps Long Beach State for 14th Straight Win

  0 Bill Stadick | October 22nd, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News


The #20 Cal Poly Mustangs won their 14th straight match and remained unbeaten in Big West play, defeating the Long Beach State 49ers in straight sets.

The Mustangs were led offensively by sophomore outside Torrey Van Winden, who notched 15 kills for the night while hitting at a .387 clip. Other key contributors for Cal Poly included junior outside Adlee Van Winden (7 kills, 2 aces), senior setter Taylor Nelson (30 assists) and junior libero Katherine Brouker (11 digs).

For Long Beach State, sophomore Hailey Harward registered nine kills and seven digs, leading her team in both categories, and senior setter Alexis Patterson dished out 29 assists along with two aces and five digs.

In the first set, the Mustangs held Long Beach State to a .092 hitting percentage and went on a 7-2 run at the end of the frame to seal a 25-14 victory.

The second stayed close through the first half of the set with the 49ers trailing by a single point at 14-13 before Cal Poly went on another long run and took the set by a comfortable 25-16 margin.

The Mustangs continued their offensive domination in the third, hitting at a .500 clip to win 25-17

Cal Poly travels to UC Irvine for a Tuesday match against the Anteaters, while Long Beach State hosts UC Davis on Friday.


Courtesy: Cal Poly Athletics

Mustangs Sweep Long Beach State for 14th Straight Win

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Sophomore Torrey Van Winden posted 15 kills, hitting .387 to lead Cal Poly to its 14th straight win as the Mustangs (19-2, 8-0) swept Long Beach State Saturday at Mott Athletics Center (25-14, 25-18, 25-17).

Cal Poly out-hit the 49ers (6-17, 3-7) in each of the three sets. As a team, the Mustangs hit .430 for the match.

Junior Adlee Van Winden added seven kills, two blocks and two service aces. Senior setter Taylor Nelson finished with 30 assists, seven digs and four kills. Sophomore Nadia Retoff chipped in with six kills and three blocks. Junior libero Katherine Brouker lead Cal Poly in digs with 11.

The early part of the first set saw the two teams trade points until up 12-9, the Mustangs went on a 5-1 run. They would not relinquish the lead from that point, finishing the set on a 7-2 run to win 25-14. The Mustangs held the 49ers to a .092 hitting percentage in the first set.

The second set proved to be much closer as at one point it was 14-13. From there, Cal Poly would go on a 6-1 run. They would go on to win the set 25-18.

The Mustangs and the 49ers would play each other close again early on in the third set. Up 13-12, Cal Poly went on a 9-1 run to take a 22-13 lead. They would go on to win the final set 25-17. The Mustangs had its highest hitting percentage in the third, hitting .500.

As a team, the Mustangs only committed 6 errors for the match, 2 in each set. That is the fewest amount of errors they have had in a match all season.

Next up for Cal Poly is a road match against UC Irvine on Tuesday at 7 p.m. That is followed by a home match against second place Hawai’i Friday at 7 p.m. from Mott Athletics Center.

Courtesy: Long Beach State Athletics


Playing Its Third Match Of The Week, LBSU Suffered A 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 Loss On Saturday Evening At Cal Poly.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Beach made a quick turnaround to take on No. 23 Cal Poly on Saturday evening, suffering a 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 loss at Mott Gym. The host Mustangs improved to 19-2 and a perfect 9-0 in Big West matches while Long Beach State fell to 6-17 overall and 3-7 in conference action.

Sophomore Hailey Harward led Long Beach State in kills and digs, with nine and seven, respectively. Megan Kruidhof and Monika Simkova each added seven kills with the latter hitting at an impressive .417 clip. Emma Kirst had five kills on just seven swings for a .714 hitting percentage on the night. Senior setter Alexis Patterson had 29 assists, five digs and a pair of aces.

Cal Poly led wire-to-wire in the opening set, going up 5-2 early and eventually building a 17-10 advantage. The Mustangs continued their methodical approach, winning five of the final seven points to close out the win, out-hitting LBSU .440 to .094 in the frame.

LBSU got things going offensively in the second, getting four kills from both Harward and Kruidhof while Simkova came off the bench to add three kills of her own. The teams were tied at 11-11, but the Mustangs were eventually able to pull away, utilizing a 9-3 run to take a 23-16 lead.

Simkova added three more kills on just four swings in the third set, but Cal Poly hit a blistering .500 in the frame to close out the win. The Beach had it close at 13-12, but CP would go on a 9-2 run to put the set out of reach.

Long Beach State returns home for a pair of matches next weekend, hosting UC Davis on Friday and UC Irvine on Saturday. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. at Walter Pyramid.

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