SACRAMENTO-- The Mustang volleyball team went 3-0 this weekend at the Sacramento State Invitational after defeating Grand Canyon, Nevada and Sacramento State.
The Mustangs started their second day of play Saturday afternoon against Nevada, where they won 3-1. The Mustangs won their first two sets 25-15 and 25-19, while losing their third, 25-23 and winning a long neck and neck fourth set, 34-32.
Junior Raeann Greisen led the team in kills with 19, giving her a new season high. Nine of her kills were in set four.
Junior Taylor Nelson set her new season high of 59 assists, coming close to her career high of 61. Nelson put up 21 of her 59 assists in set four.
Sophomore Katherine Brouker led the team in digs, with 18, seven of them being in set four.
Cal Poly had a .267 attack percentage compared to Nevada's .234.
Coming into their third match 2-0, the Mustangs swept Sacramento State in their last match of the weekend 25-15, 25-21, 25-16, putting the Mustangs 7-4 on the season.
Van Winden was the only player to put up double digits in kills, contributing 17 of the team's 45.
Brouker continued to lead the team in digs, as she had 17 against Sacramento State.
Nelson had 35 assists along with eight digs and one kill.
The Mustangs had a .300 attack percentage while Sacramento State had .191.
Gruenewald, Greisen and Nelson were all named Sacramento State Invitational All-Tournament Team, while Gruenewald and Greisen were also named Co-MVP.
The Mustangs will take on Hawai'I next week in their home opener and first conference match of the season.