- No. 11 San Diego def. San Francisco 3-0, (25-10, 25-15, 25-21)
- San Diego improves to 24-4, 15-2 WCC, San Francisco falls to 2-26, 0-17 WCC
- Hosted by San Francisco
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Behind Lisa Kramer’s 13 kills, the 11th-ranked University of San Diego women’s volleyball team cruised it way to a 3-0 win over the University of San Francisco in a West Coast Conference Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Gym.
With the 25-10, 25-15, 25-21 win, the Toreros improve to 24-4 overall, move to 15-2 in the WCC, and have swept the season series with the Dons. With the loss, USF falls to 2-26 overall, and 0-17 in the WCC.
Lisa Kramer led the Torero offense with a match-best 13 kills on 24 swings, while only committing one error, to hit for a .500 clip. Kaity Edwards added in nine kills, while hitting .727. Kristen Gengenbacher recorded 18 assists, and added in 10 digs to post a double-double. Hunter Jennings paced the USD defense with 12 digs.
As a team, USD hit for a .348 clip, while the Dons hit a dismal .040. USD recorded 41 digs, and SCU recorded 28 digs. The Toreros recorded 42 kills to the Dons 26, and Dons out blocked the Toreros, 7.0-2.0.
For the Dons, Tyna Adamcikova paced the offense with eight kills, while hitting for as .074 clip. Both Trish Koutskoukos and Shannon Levinson had 11 assists apiece, and Kim Gutierrez paced the defense with eight digs.
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday, as they close out the regular-season with a 6 p.m. match at Pepperdine.
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The San Diego Toreros are ranked No. 11 in the nation and are preparing for the postseason and looked every bit of it as they swept the Dons inside War Memorial at the Sobrato Center on Saturday afternoon.
The first two sets saw the Toreros (24-4, 15-2 WCC) really flex their muscles as they would jump out to big leads and maintain them the whole way through. The third set was a different story, however.
Kate Ashman would get the Dons on the board first but USD would come storming back and take a commanding 8-3 lead. Just when it seemed like the Toreros would go on a game ending run, Marjolijn Oskam and Carly Lowry started chipping away at the lead and Kate Ashman finished what they started tying the set at 13.
A back and forth affair would ensue as Emily Reed sparked the team defensively with a huge block. The set was again tied at 18, but San Diego pulled away despite a couple of well placed balls by Tyna Adamcikova. San Diego would take the deciding set 25-21.
“We came out really flat in the first two sets,” USF head coach Vicki Brown explained. “For us to come out that flat was us going back to some of our old problems that we overcame. It was a disappointing start but they did pick it up in the third set which is how we should have started the first, but at the end of the day they did came out and fought until the end.”
On the day, Adamcikova was the kills leader with eight while adding five digs. Reed had a strong all-around game with five kills, six digs and a block. Oskam was a force in the middle with four solo blocks and three kills. Shannon Levinson and Trish Koutsoukos each had a team-high 11 assists. Kim Gutierrez led the Dons with eight digs.
Next up for USF (4-26, 0-17 WCC) is the final match of the season. The Dons will host the Pacific Tigers and senior Emily Reed will be honored before the game. This will also be Community Giving Night where fans can donate canned food to the SF-Marin Food Bank and receive a $5 General Admission ticket in return. The match can also be streamed live on TheW.tv