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Mustang Volleyball Sweeps UC Davis on Senior Night

Mustang Volleyball Sweeps UC Davis on Senior Night

SAN LUIS OBISPO- The Cal Poly volleyball team ended its last match of the season with a 3-0 sweep against UC Davis at home Tuesday night.

The Mustangs started the match off honoring their two seniors, Taylor Gruenewald and Shannon Fouts, who have both helped shape the program since their freshmen year.

The team ended their season on a strong note, as they swept the Aggies 25-19, 25-16, 25-20.

The first set was close for the Mustangs, as Davis came out scoring the first point. This set was back and forth for the first eight points, as there were six tied scores and three lead changes. After Cal Poly made it 9-8, they maintained the lead for the rest of the set. 

Cal Poly cruised through the second set, only allowing two tie scores, but never giving Davis the lead. Tied at 14-14, the Mustangs went on a six-point run before the Aggies scored again. Davis only scored two more points while the Mustangs took the set.

Up 2-0, the Mustangs started set three neck and neck. Tied at 6-6, the Mustangs broke away and maintained the lead for the rest of the set. Gruenewald had 10 of her 12 kills in set three, giving her a .833 attack percentage, the highest out of anyone in that set and tied with Savannah Niemen's attack percentage in set two after her five kills. 

Up 24-20, Fouts came in to serve set point, which led to sophomore Adlee Van Winden getting a kill and winning the match.

Three Mustangs tallied double digit kills including, Gruenewald with 12, Van Winden with 11 and junior Raeann Greisen with 10. 

The Big West Conference leader in assists, junior Taylor Nelson tallied 40 and had a .889 assists per set percentage.

Van Winden and sophomore Katherine Brouker led the team in digs, Van Winden with 17 and Brouker with 14. 

Gruenewald, Van Winden and Niemen led the team in blocks with three each, contributing to the team's total of six. 

The Mustangs had a .316 attack percentage compared to UC Davis' .197. 

This is the second time this season the Mustangs have beat UC Davis. Cal Poly will end with an overall record of 18-9 and a conference record of 11-5. 

The Mustangs would like to thank all of their fans for the continuous support throughout the season.