After being down two games to none, the Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team rallied back to force game five before dropping to Cal State Dominguez Hills (27-29, 27-25, 25-13, 25-15, 18-20) on Dig for a Cure night in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match at Warrior Arena.The Cal State Dominguez Hills took an early lead over the Warriors in set one and did not allow the Warriors to take control of the game until a score of 23-22, but Stanislaus could not hold off the Toros offense to pull out a win. Set two looked much like set one and the game was tied through six points before Dominguez Hills took a 6-1 run over the Warriors. The score reached a tie once again in set two at point 19, but Stanislaus could not maintain a lead.Following the promotional break after game two, the Warriors took total control over the momentum of the match. The Toros started off set three in a reasonable position before the Warriors had a 10-1 run to bring a score of 21-11. Game four was very familiar, but instead the Warriors took an early lead with an 11-4 run and held off CSUDH with at least a four point cushion the rest of the game.Game five shifted from an early lead by Cal State Stanislaus to a battle at set point once again. The Warriors strong offense and focused defense held off the Toros, with set point four times, before two Warrior errors ended the match in favor of Cal State Dominguez Hills. Kaycee Gow led the Warriors for the first time this season with a career record of 16 kills. Eva Chafeh had 15 kills. Melissa Bishop also contributed with 14 kills.
Blocking was the Warriors strong point, out-blocking the Toros 9-5. Bishop led with five block assists followed by Gow with four block assists and Lianne Vicchio with 3 block assists. Jessica Lehner and Andrea Fett also were strong at the net with two block assists a piece.Megan Britton led the Warriors with 23 digs and Vicchio had 22 digs. Jessica Lehner had 43 assists.Cal State Dominguez Hills was led by Denise Devine and Elaine Hicks with 20 kills each. Setter Olivia White had 63 assists.The Warriors and the Cal State Stanislaus student body participated in the CCAA Dig for a Cure night supporting breast cancer awareness. All funds raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.Next, the Warrior volleyball team begins a four-game road trip at Humboldt State on Friday at 4 p.m.