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November 16, 2010 > East Bay volleyball caps season off with win

East Bay volleyball caps season off with win

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

Cal State University-East Bay's fall sports season is all-but over. East Bay's most successful club in the fall, the Lady Pioneers volleyball team, finished off its regular season with a win and loss.

On Friday, Nov. 12, CSUEB went to the nation's No. 6 seed Cal State University-San Bernardino and dropped its match in straight sets: 25-15, 25-14 and 25-18. No one had it for East Bay on the night. Roxanne Neely had seven kills and 13 assists to lead the way in a losing effort.

A day later, Saturday, Nov. 13, at Cal Poly Pomona, the Lady Pioneers rebounded from its loss the night before with a straight-set victory -- 25-18, 25-18 and 25-23 -- to finish the 2010 regular season 20-7, 15-7 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play. Neely again was a team leader for CSUEB with 16 assists, six kills and three aces; K.C. Walsh got back on track with 23 assists, seven digs and four kills; and Kitona Offord (15 kills) and Sukhjit Athwal (11 digs, 7 kills) contributed to the win.

Should East Bay be selected for the NCAA DII Championships, regional play begins on Thursday, Nov. 18. At press, the brackets for the tournament were not yet selected. East Bay has spent time in the national rankings, going as high as No. 23.

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