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Mustang Volleyball to Host CSUN and Long Beach State

Mustang Volleyball to Host CSUN and Long Beach State

SAN LUIS OBIPSO — On a five match winning streak, the Cal Poly volleyball team is looking to continue its momentum when it hosts CSUN and Long Beach State this weekend.

After beating both Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside 3-0 last weekend, the Mustangs now have five consecutive wins, with the last four being sweeps. The last time Cal Poly swept four opponents in a row was in 2006.

Third in the conference, the Mustangs have an overall record of 12-6 and a conference record of 5-2.

Cal Poly leads the Big West in assists with 895 (13.36 assists per set average) and in kills with 940 (14.03 kills per set average).

Junior Taylor Nelson leads the conference in overall assists with 772 (11.52) and is leading the conference in conference play assists with 289 (12.04).         

Big West Player of the Week winner Raeann Greisen and sophomore Adlee Van Winden both moved up in the conference for overall kills. Greisen now sits at the No. 7 spot with 232 (3.46) and Van Winden moved up to the No. 5 spot with 241 (3.60).

Greisen is now second in the conference for conference kills with 102 (4.25) and Van Winden is at the No. 6 spot with 92 (3.83).

Cal Poly has an overall .249 hitting percentage, putting them second in the conference, right behind Hawai'i.

Senior Taylor Gruenewald is third in the conference for overall hitting percentage with 3.86. 

Freshman Nadia Retoff just joined the conference leaders in conference blocks, as she has 16, eight of them coming from the UCR match to add to the team's overall 132.5.

Freshman Jessica McRoskey leads the Big West in conference service aces with 12. 

This will be the second time of the season that the Mustangs have met with CSUN and the 55th time overall. After the Mustangs last 3-2 win over the Matadors, they are now 30-25 overall. 

Cal Poly and Long Beach State have met 57 times and once this season. After a 0-3 loss, the Mustangs are looking to beat the 49ers for the first time since 2013. LBS is first in the conference and has not lost a conference match yet. 

The Mustangs take the court Friday Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. against CSUN and then on Saturday Oct. 22 against Long Beach State at 7 p.m. in Mott Athletics Center.