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Cal Poly Volleyball Upsets No. 19 Western Kentucky

Cal Poly Volleyball Upsets No. 19 Western Kentucky

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Cal Poly volleyball team is off to a great start at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic, as they upset No. 19 Western Kentucky 3-1 in their first match of the tournament.  

The Mustangs only let the ranked team take set one, as they lost 25-21 but came back to win the next three, 25-22, 25-21, 25-8. 

"This was our most consistent match, when we are consistent we are a pretty good team and we did pretty well against a great opponent," said head coach Sam Crosson. "Raeann had a really nice match, she was aggressive and smart. Gruenwald was up there as well." 

Junior Taylor Nelson led the team in assists, as she put up 47 of the team's 57. Nelson also had 19 digs and a .600 attack percentage. 

Sophomore Alexis Clewis led the team in kills, as she once again put up double digits, contributing 14 of the team's 58.

Along with Clewis, senior Raeann Greisen sophomore Adlee Van Winden also sported double digits, Greisen with 13 and Van Winden with 12. 

Cal Poly ended the match with a .284 attack percentage compared to Western Kentucky's .218. 

The Mustangs' win puts them 3-1 on the season.

The Mustangs will be back on the court tomorrow at 8 a.m. to take on Arkansas State and then back again at 5 p.m. to take on St. Louis.