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Volleyball Defeats CS Northridge in Four Sets

Volleyball Defeats CS Northridge in Four Sets

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly volleyball team won at home for the fifth-straight time as the team defeated Cal State Northridge in a Big West Conference match in four sets on Thursday night at Mott Gym. 

Set scores went 25-9, 25-25, 25-20 and 25-14. With the win Cal Poly improves to 4-3 in conference matches and 9-11 overall as the team won for the fourth time in five matches. Cal State Northridge falls to 8-10 overall and 2-4 in Big West matches.

The Mustangs were led by junior Jennifer Keddy's 22 kills with Kristina Graven adding 12 as the team hit .271 for the match.

CSUN was led by Mahina Haina with 10 kills and Casy Hinger with nine as the team hit .082 in the four set match. 

The Mustangs amassed 76 digs compared to 65 for the Matadors with senior Lauren Law leading the team with 19. Sophomore setter Kate Walters added 17 to go along with her 39 assists.

Cal Poly outblocked CSUN 6-4 with sophomore Marianne Gera credited with four assisted bocks to lead the Mustangs.

The Mustangs opened the first set on a 9-0 run and never looked back in winning the set 25-9. Cal Poly hit .500 for the set with Keddy recording five kills to lead the team.

The second set saw 14 ties and six lead changes as the Matadors earned a 25-23 win with neither team able to hold more then a three point advantage. 

The third set as a back-and-fourth battle until the Mustangs broke a 16-16 tie and went on a 5-1 run caped by a Catie Smith ace. Cal Poly would go on to a 25-20 win with Keddy recording six kills in the set.

The fourth and final set was all Mustangs as the score was only tied once at 1-1 with Keddy and Graven each earning four kills, but the Matadors committed eight hitting errors in the set.

The Mustangs will return to the court on Oct. 21 when the team will host Long Beach State at 7 pm in Mott Gym.