SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- After playing their first 12 matches on the road, the Cal Poly volleyball team returned to the friendly confines of Mott Gym and defeated Cal State Bakersfield in three sets in the team's final tune-up before the Big West season begins. Set scores went 25-11, 25-10 and 25-15.
With the win the Mustangs improve to 5-8 while Cal State Bakersfield falls to 3-10. The match was played in front of a crowd of 1,705.
The Mustangs will return to the court on Sept. 23rd when they travel to Cal State Fullerton to open Big West Conference play.
The Mustangs opened the first set winning a dominating 75 percent of the side outs. Cal Poly hit just .240 but limited CSUB to a negative .069.
The Mustang would improve in the second set hitting .556 and winning 80 percent of the side outs. CSUB hit .043 in the second and .000 in the third while the Mustangs hit .500 in the third.
Overall Cal Poly dominated, hitting .410 for the match while limiting CSUB to a negative .013 hitting percentage.
The Mustangs where led by junior All-American Jennifer Keddy with eight kills while Chelsea Hardin added seven. Catie Smith and Kristina Graven each helped out with six kills.
CSUB was led by Haleigh Haratyk with 10 kills with Chelcy Motes adding five.
Sophomore Kate Walters dished out 25 assists in the three set match with libero Lauren Law leading the team with nine digs.
Cal Poly managed seven team blocks led by Megan McConnell's three assisted blocks.