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Volleyball Jumps up to No. 12 in Latest Polls

Aug. 27, 2007

SAN DIEOG, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's volleyball team has jumped up three spots in the latest CSTV.AVCA top-25 poll to No. 12, after picking up a season-opening win over Long Beach State this past Friday. This is the second highest ranking in the history of the program, with the highest coming at No. 11 in the 2004 season.

The Toreros used a balanced attack and a career-high 17 kills from sophomore outside hitter Amy DeGroot to help propel USD to the 3-0 (30-28, 30-27, 30-14) win over, then No. 19, Long Beach State University.

DeGroot led all players with her 17 kills on 36 attack attempts, while only posting three errors to post a .389 attack percentage. DeGroot also recorded 10 digs to pick up her first career double-double. Senior Laurel Abrahamson was also a solid offensive force as she racked up 14 kills on 21 attempts to post a match-best .571 attack percentage. Freshman Ali Troost was also impressive in her debut picking up eight kills on 13 attempts to post a .538 attack percentage. Both USD setters, junior Jessica Nyrop and freshman Kelsi Myers, were solid with Nyrop recording 22 assists and Myers picking up 21 assists. As a team, the Toreros posted a resounding .358 attacking percentage for the match.

The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday as they host Fairfield University in their home-opener at 5 p.m. inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.