Removing that “0” out of the win column took a while, but the Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team finally erased it.
Four different Warriors recorded nine kills – led by Blair Ehlich with a season-high 16 – and Stanislaus broke through for a 3-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association victory over Cal State East Bay on Saturday night.
Stanislaus (1-7, 1-3 CCAA) also featured Lindsay Skadeland with 13 kills to hold back East Bay 25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18. Hailey Gruetzmacher recorded 21 digs and Rachel Parsons had 12.
“It is really nice to see the team compete in a match at the high level they do each day in practice,” coach Chris Lore said. “This conference is tough and East Bay (4-5, 1-3 CCAA) is a good team. It was a great win to have.”
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The win marks Stanislaus’ fourth over East Bay in the teams’ last five meetings.
Stanislaus beaten – The Warriors enjoyed a man-up advantage for most of the match but still were beaten 2-1 by Academy of Art (2-4) in San Francisco.
Stanislaus (2-3-1) cut the margin to 2-1 in the 70th minute on Jose Acosta’s free kick from 20 yards out. A tying goal was disallowed moments later due to an offside infraction. Academy of Art scored in the 10th minute and just before halftime.
The Warriors open CCAA play on Friday at San Francisco State.
Doubles finalists – Modesto Junior College’s Luis Ochoa and Gurman Bains have reached the doubles finals of the ITA Regional Championships, an out-of-season event at Santa Rosa JC. Ochoa and Jose Gonzalez also are singles semifinalists.