Oct. 27, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The 12th-rqanked University of San Diego women's volleyball was swept the University of San Francisco Saturday afternoon in a West Coast Conference match.
With the 26-30, 22-30, 26-30 loss, the Toreros fall to 16-6 overall and 6-2 in the WCC. With the win, the Dons improve to 15-9 overall and 4-4 in the WCC.
Senior middle hitter Laurel Abrahamson led the team's offense as she tied for a match-best 18 kills on 34 attempts while only committing two attack errors to post a .471 attack percentage. Sophomore libero Andrea Csaszi recorded a team-best 19 digs, while the team posted a season-low .092 attack percentage.
For the Dons, Sarah Mandala tied for a match-best 18 kills and Haley Carroll had a match-best 26 digs, while the Dons hit for a .241 clip.
In game one, the Dons took advantage of several USD miscues and jumped out to a 6-0 lead. After the Dons build a 10-3 lead, the Toreros would go on a 10-3 run sparked by a USF attack error and capped by a USF attack error. Two more San Francisco attack errors gave USD their first lead of the match at 15-13, but the Dons used an 8-2 run to regain the momentum and would go on to claim game one 30-26.
In game two, USD hit for a match-low -0.24 attack percentage and the Dons were able to capitalize on this. With the score knotted ay 8-8, the Dons went on an 8-2 run to gain control of the game and they never looked back as they went on to claim a 30-22 win.
In game three, the Toreros were able to keep things close in the early going. There were four ties and four lead changes in the game. USD just could not get a lead bigger than one and the Dons would go on a late run to win game three and claim the upset win over the Toreros.
The Toreros will return to action on Thursday as they head to Moraga, Calif. To take on Saint Mary's College in a 7 p.m. match.