The Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team improved to 6-1 for the first time since 1999 as the Warriors held together to beat Cal Poly Pomona in four sets Friday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.
Lianne Vicchio recorded her 44th career double-double with 16 kills and 14 digs to lead the Warriors. Cal State Stanislaus is now 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The last time a Stanislaus team started the season 6-1 was in 1999 when it opened with six wins against non-Division II programs.
"I am proud of the team tonight. After being rattled a little early on they held strong and stay together to beat a really good team," CSUS head coach Christina Lore said. "We finished strong, but (the girls) will have to get some rest to face another tough opponent tomorrow."
The Warriors host San Francisco State (4-5, 0-4 CCAA) today at 7 p.m. The Gators lost to Cal Poly Pomona Thursday night and dropped a 3-1 decision at Chico State Friday.
Vicchio again was solid offensively, especially early on, hitting on 8 of her first 12 attacks with no errors. The senior from Orangevale notched her sixth match with double-digits in kills. This is also the third time this season with double-digit in digs.
Melissa Bishop had a season-high with 12 kills to go with her six block-assists while libero Madison Moss recorded a career-best 18-dig match. Setter Jessica Lehner had 38 assist and 11 digs. Andrea Fett, who had nine kills, chipped in with 10 digs. Jacqueline Moore-DesLauriers put up four total blocks with two solos. Evan Chafeh also helped out with eight kills on the night.
After leading 14-9 in the first set, the Warriors let the Broncos (4-4, 1-3 CCAA) back in with eight straight points. Pomona ended up winning the opener 25-22.
However, Stanislaus was strong in the second, nailing 25 percent of its attacks while Pomona hit a -.097 in the set for an easy 25-15 Warrior win. The third was an evenly matched set until the Warriors scored four of the last five points that ended on a Vicchio kill for the win.
In the thrilling fourth, the Warriors had two service errors to give two points away to make it 23-23. After trading sideouts, Bishop put one away to set up match-point and Kayla Giles's serve was too strong for Pomona libero Kelly Bonja to handle to end the contest.
Karissa Lagmay led Pomona with nine kills, Bonja had 14 digs and three different Broncos had six kills each.