Cougars Sweep CSUDH in Midweek Match


SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The Cal State San Marcos volleyball team swept visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills in three sets in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) action on Tuesday night at The Sports Center.

CSUSM 3 – Cal State Dominguez Hills 0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-19)

Faith Fortuné – .467 attack percentage | 8 kills | 2 blocks
Maddy Newcombe – 15 kills | .324 attack percentage | 10 digs
Kassy Doering – 8 kills | .533 attack percentage | 3 blocks
Grecia Cordero-Barr – 14 digs

HOW IT HAPPENED •In the opening frame, the Cougars broke a 2-2 tie with a dump by Aleese Wheaton that sparked a 6-1 run that prompted a Toro timeout. CSUSM kept the momentum going with an immediate ace by freshman Aimee Cortes.
•The Toros battled back to close the gap at one point (13-12), but CSUSM responded by taking a 17-13 lead before CSUDH took its final timeout of the first set. A Doering kill clinched the first set victory for CSUSM at 25-21.
•Once again, CSUSM came out strong to begin the second set. The Toros would constantly try to mount a comeback, but CSUSM wouldn’t allow them back into the match.
•CSUDH took its first lead of the match past five points at the 7-6 mark in the third set.
•Back-to-back aces by Wheaton sparked a come-from-behind victory in the final set.

QUICK HITS •CSUSM improves to 8-6 overall and 4-2 in CCAA. The Toros (5-8, 0-5 CCAA) are still searching for their first conference win of 2018.
•With the win, CSUSM evened the all-time record against the Toros at 4-4.
•The Cougars handed CSUDH its third consecutive sweep as the Toros dropped three consecutive sets to Cal State Monterey Bay (Sept. 22) and Cal State L.A. (Sept. 15).
•CSUSM hit an impressive .342 in the third set with 18 kills on 38 attempts and made only five errors.
•Newcombe collected her sixth double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs.

A lot to be proud of tonight for @CSUSMVolleyball Head Coach Andrea Leonard as the Cougars returned home from a tough road trip and scored a 3-0 victory against Cal State Dominguez Hills. #BleedBlue4Decade2 #goCCAA #ncaaD2
– CSUSM Athletics (@CSUSMcougars) September 26, 2018

.@CSUSMVolleyball’s Maddy Newcombe talks about transitioning to her new role as an outside hitter after tonight’s 3-0 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills. #BleedBlue4Decade2 #goCCAA #ncaaD2
– CSUSM Athletics (@CSUSMcougars) September 26, 2018

Great night for Faith Fortuné as she hit .467 with nine kills in @CSUSMVolleyball’s sweep of Cal State Dominguez Hills. #BleedBlue4Decade2 #goCCAA #ncaaD2
– CSUSM Athletics (@CSUSMcougars) September 26, 2018

The Cougars make a quick trip north on Friday to take on Cal State Monterey Bay in Seaside, Calif. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.


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