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Cal Poly Volleyball Cruises Past Cal State Fullerton

Cal Poly Volleyball Cruises Past Cal State Fullerton

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly volleyball team picked up its second sweep of the weekend as it beat Cal State Fullerton 3-0 Saturday night in Mott Athletics Center. 

The Mustangs cruised by the Titans, winning 25-15, 25-20, 25-21, advancing to 17-8 overall and 10-4 in the Big West Conference.

This is the team's fourth straight win and second straight sweep.

Cal Poly started set one off by going on a four-point run before Fullerton scored its first point. The Mustangs then went on a five-point run until the Titans made it 2-9. From that point, the Mustangs maintained at least a seven point lead the rest of the set. Cal Poly had three total blocks in set one, which is half of the blocks they produced the whole match.

Fullerton scored the first point in set two, giving them the only lead of the whole match. After a kill by sophomore Adlee Van Winden, the Mustangs tied it right up and took the lead. Senior Taylor Gurenewald had seven kills in the second set with a .778 attack percentage. 

With one more set needed to win the match, the Mustangs rallied and scored the first three points, keeping at steady lead the whole set. Gruenewald put 10 of the team's 15 kills up in set three, giving her a .600 attack percentage.

Gruenewald set her season high in kills, as she put up 20 (.581), helping the Mustangs to an easy win. Along with her 20 kills, she was also one of the team's leaders in blocks, as she had three total.

Van Winden helped Gruenewald lead the team in kills with 11, (1.95), while also have three total blocks. 

Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student Athlete if the week Taylor Nelson had 39 assists, which now gives her over 3,000 career assists. 

Big West Defensive Player of the Week Katherine Brouker led the team in digs, as she had 15 of the team's 50. 

The Mustangs had an overall .242 attack percentage compared to the Titans .073. Both teams had six total blocks. 

This is the second time this season the Mustangs have swept Cal State Fullerton, giving them their sixth sweep in conference play. 

The Mustangs will travel to Hawai'i next Thursday to participate in their last away match of the season. They will be back in Mott Athletics Center on Nov. 22 to take on UC Davis on senior night.