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Cal Poly Outlasts CSUN in Marathon Five-Set Big West Match

Cal Poly Outlasts CSUN in Marathon Five-Set Big West Match

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Cal Poly rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win the final two sets and defeated CSUN in five sets in a Big West Conference women's volleyball match Saturday night at the Matadome.

Coach Sam Crosson's Mustangs won by set scores of 26-28, 29-27, 24-26, 25-14 and 15-7.

The victory snapped a two-match losing streak and lifted Cal Poly to 8-6 for the year and 1-2 in Big West matches.

Sophomore Adlee Van Winden and junior Raeann Greisen (pictured above) combined for 44 kills in the 2 1/2-hour match as the Mustangs hit .238 for the match and logged 10 service aces,

Van Winden recorded 24 kills with 10 errors in 69 attempts for a .203 hitting percentage while Greisen totaled 20 kills with just four errors in 34 attempts for a .471 hitting percentage.

Senior Taylor Gruenewald contributed 11 kills while junior Taylor Nelson earned 65 assists and 13 digs. Sophomore Katherine Brouker led the Mustangs in digs with 21 and freshman Mika Dickson added 16.

Cal Poly led 17-14 in the third set but couldn't hold on as the host Matadors took a 2-1 lead with the 26-24 triumph.

The Mustangs, however, dominated the fourth set after bounding back from 5-1 and 8-4 deficits, scoring six straight points for a 10-8 advantage and never looking back en route to the 25-14 win.

Cal Poly never trailed in the final set, building leads of 5-2, 8-4 and 12-6 on the way to the clinching triumph.

Cal Poly will host UC Irvine next Thursday for a 7 p.m. Big West match inside the Mott Athletics Center before visiting UC Santa Barbara next Saturday night.