Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mustangs hold off Aggie volleyballers

November 15, 2010 |


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Freshman outside hitter Kristina Graven tallied 15 kills against just one kill to help Cal Poly pull away to a four-set, 25-17, 23-25, 25-12, 25-21 victory over UC Davis. The Big West Conference women\’s volleyball action took place Saturday night at Mott Gymnasium in front of 670.


The Aggies dropped their fifth straight match, slipping to 16-12 overall and 7-8 in conference matches. The Mustangs improved to 21-7 for the season and 11-4 in Big West play.


Senior opposite Melanie Adams led UCD with 11 kills and a .269 hitting average. Sophomore Allison Whitson matched Adams\’ kill total and posted 10 digs on defense. Freshman Morgan Borch stepped in with 10 kills, while freshman setter Jenny Woolway led the Aggies with 11 digs.


Graven was one of four Cal Poly players with strong all-around numbers, both on offense and at the net. Dominique Olowolafe amassed 13 kills with a .429 success rate and four blocks; Jennifer Keddy posted 12 kills, a .381 average and five blocks; and opposite Holly Franks turned in 11 kills, .421 hitting and four blocks.


As a team, the Mustangs served up seven aces and blocked 11 UC Davis shots.


Save for a 2-1 Aggie start, Cal Poly never trailed in the first set, pulling to a 16-10 lead behind back-to-back Olowolafe kills. Holly Franks fired two kills and a block assist in a 4-0 run to extend the edge to 21-12. The Aggies trimmed the deficit to six, with an Adams kill putting the tally at 21-15, but the Mustangs never allowed their guests any closer.


Keddy put down two more kills in the final stretch to send Cal Poly to a 1-0 match lead. Cal Poly hit .379 in the opener compared to UCD\’s .129 efficiency rate.


The Aggies regrouped in their second-set victory, improving to 15 kills and holding the Mustangs to just .070 offensively. Betsy Sedlak and Morgan Borch each tallied a kill and teamed up on a block to craft a 12-9 UCD lead, although Keddy connected on two shots to help tie the frame at 12-12. The Aggies managed to stay a step ahead of the Mustangs for most of the second set, taking a late 21-18 lead on two Whitson kills.


Cal Poly battled back and even claimed a 22-21 lead when Keddy and Sarah Cawrse combined on a stuff at the net. However, the Aggies retook advantage as a Borch kill equalized and a block assist and Katie Denny ace provided a triple set-point opportunity. An errant Cal Poly attack ticked the 25th point in favor of UCD, and the two teams went to the break in a 1-1 tie.


The Mustangs dominated the third frame, serving up three aces in a 13-5 start. Graven put down a pair of kills and Olowolafe figured on a pair of blocks to help maintain a 19-10 edge for the Mustangs, then Olowolafe went on the offensive with a pair of kills to highlight a run of five unanswered. UCD managed only seven kills in the third set, compared to .400 hitting from the Cal Poly side.


The two teams clashed to seven ties in the early going of the fourth before Cal Poly broke loose to three-point leads of 11-8, 12-9 and 13-10. Denny scored a pair of kills to help UCD close the gap to just 14-13, but the Aggies never overtook the Mustangs on the scoreboard.


A pair of Aggie hitting errors pushed Cal Poly to a 21-17 lead, and after UCD later managed to halve that deficit to a 22-20 score, Keddy delivered two kills to set the Mustangs up with a 24-20 match point. Graven hit the winner two points later.


Cal Poly out-killed UCD by a 58-47 differential, the widest opponent margin since Long Beach State outdueled the Aggies, 48-31, on Oct. 8.


UC Davis finishes its 2010 season at home against Pacific on Saturday. The match has been moved back to 7:30 p.m. to help reduce conflicts with the Causeway Classic football game that afternoon.




Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .


    New chemistry building in the works at UCD

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

    County supervisors receive positive report on Laura’s Law

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

    Fix it yourself, with a little help, at Bike Forth

    By Bob Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Bob Dunning: Squeezed by the math on conservation

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

    Big Day of Giving surpasses $5 million goal

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    ’12 Angry Men’ will screen Friday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Kids get a peek at the great outdoors

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    BeerFest expands to include cider

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Heidrick Ag History Center rebranded as California Agriculture Museum

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    May 11 talk focuses on clean water

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    ‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ guides library group

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Crossing lines, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Pet Food Express organizes Save a Kitten fundraiser

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Round up at the registers for Davis schools

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6Comments are off for this post

    Retirees to hear about Woodland’s shade tree campaign

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Origami lovers will meet at library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Breast cancer treatment update offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Earth-centered author comes to Avid Reader

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    MIND Institute lecture will focus on prenatal exposure to insecticide

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Pence Gallery: We’re overflowing with gratitude

    By Natalie Nelson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Health care documentary will screen at meeting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Who is Ralph Hexter? Chancellor’s No. 2 fills us in

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A10 | Gallery



    New book flows with good news about water

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4 | Gallery

    Injection wells endanger our aquifers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

    Living with this for 30 years

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5



    Aggies go flat in 7-1 Sacramento State win at Raley

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils crush Edison to earn McClatchy rematch

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Blue Devils grind out a victory over Oak Ridge

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Davis boys dominate first playoff match

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Alliance/Legacy roundup: Local squads fare well over the weekend

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    AYSO roundup: Davis teams capture Fog Classic crowns

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Pro baseball roundup: Giants blank Pads, win fifth straight

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B10





    See Christian Quintin’s paintings at Hattie Weber Museum

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble returns

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    Sac Ballet presents Modern Masters on May 8-9

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

    High school artists exhibited at Pence Gallery

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Davis Youth Flute Choir tunes up for China tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8







    Comics: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B5