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No. 7 Mustangs Sweep Both Matches Sunday, Finish 4-0 in Fort Worth

No. 7 Mustangs Sweep Both Matches Sunday, Finish 4-0 in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Cal Poly beach volleyball program won both of its matches Sunday to finish up the Fight in the Fort Invite hosted by TCU, beating the No. 20 Horned Frogs (9-10), 3-2, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 5-0.

With the two wins, the No. 7 Mustangs (10-5) finished the tournament a perfect 4-0. They are now riding a seven-match winning streak.

In the first match of the day against No. 20 TCU, Cal Poly came back from down 2-1, winning the remaining two matches to get the win.

The Mustangs' No. 4 pairing of freshman Delaney Peranich and sophomore Macy Gordon picked up the first point of the day, winning their match in a dramatic three sets, 21-18, 12-21, 15-13.

Later, freshman Jayelin Lombard and senior Kat Wright won their match in three sets at the No. 3 spot, 21-14, 16-21, 15-9 to tie the match at 2-2. Cal Poly's No. 1 pairing of sophomore Tiadora Miric and senior Crissy Jones then clinched the win with a 21-19, 21-11 win.

The win over the No. 20 Horned Frogs is the Mustangs' fourth win this season over an AVCA ranked team.

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In the second match of the day, Cal Poly continued its strong play by blanking Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 5-0 for the Mustangs' third 5-0 win of the weekend.

The No. 7 Mustangs won all five matches in straight sets over the Islanders (7-8) Sunday.

Cal Poly's No. 5 pairing of sophomore Sjea Anderson and junior Heather Pembroke got things started with a 21-18, 21-4 win. The win of 21-4 in the second set is the lowest a Mustang pair has held an opponent to this season.

That was followed by a 21-15, 21-19 win at the No. 4 spot by Peranich and Gordon. They are now 4-0 as a pair this season.

Jones and Miric then won their match at the No. 1 position, 21-14, 21-13 to make it 3-0. The duo improves their record to 9-3 this season and have won seven matches in a row.

The No. 3 pairing of Lombard and Wright followed shortly thereafter with a 21-14, 21-17 win. They also improve to 9-3 this season and have won seven matches in a row.

The sweep was then finished off by the No. 2 pairing of freshman Vanessa Roscoe and junior Brayden Gruenewald. They won in straight sets, 21-18, 21-17. They improve their record as a pair to 6-4 this year.

Cal Poly will seek to extend its winning streak next weekend during its final home event of the season. The Mustangs will host six Big West schools for the Big West Challenge, March 29-31 at Pismo Beach. Action gets underway at 11 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Cal Poly will play three matches Friday, one match Saturday and two matches Sunday.