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October 8, 2013 > Cal State East Bay Volleyball Report

Cal State East Bay Volleyball Report

Submitted By Steve Connolly

September 28, 2013:
The Cal State East Bay volleyball team was defeated by visiting Humboldt State in four sets on Saturday night (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20). The Jacks (7-4, 2-2 CCAA) out-hit the Pioneers .164 to .114 as the teams combined to make 55 attack errors.Ê

Hannah Bell, Suzy Ni Xu, and Samantha Bruno each had 11 kills to lead East Bay (6-6, 2-2 CCAA), and Bell pulled off a double-double with 12 digs. Ashley Owen had a match-high 18 kills for HSU.

Final Score: HSU 3, CSUEB 1 (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20)

October 1, 2013:
The Cal State East Bay volleyball team dropped a five-set thriller to visiting Cal State Monterey Bay, a match in which three sets came down to the final point. The Otters (9-4, 3-2 CCAA) trailed 2-1 after the third set, but rallied to capture the final two. The Pioneers (6-7, 2-3 CCAA) conclude their season-long nine-match home stand with a record of 6-3.Ê

Julia Ashen, the nation's second-leading scorer, led Monterey Bay with 24 kills in the match. East Bay had four players with double-digit kills in Suzy Ni Xu (15), Amber Hall (12), Samantha Bruno (11), and Katie Allen (11). The Otters out-hit the Pioneers .250 to .228 in what was a very evenly-matched contest.

Final Score: CSUMB 3, CSUEB 2 (23-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11)

October, 4, 2013:
The Cal State East Bay volleyball team dropped its third straight match in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play with a 3-1 loss to Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday night (25-12, 27-29, 25-21, 25-18). It was the first conference victory this year for the Toros (8-6, 1-5 CCAA).

The Pioneers (6-8, 2-4 CCAA) were out-hit .333 to .182 for the match. Suzy Ni Xu led the team with 14 kills in the defeat. Amber Hall added 10 kills and 10 digs. Despite eight team blocks, East Bay had no answer for for CSUDH's Alijah Gunsaulus (22 kills) and Whitney Lee (21 kills).Ê

Final Score: CSUDH 3, CSUEB 1 (25-12, 27-29, 25-21, 25-18)

October 5, 2013:
The Cal State East Bay volleyball team fell in straight sets to Cal State L.A. at the Eagles Nest on Saturday night. It's the sixth straight road loss to open the season for the Pioneers (6-9, 2-5 CCAA), who have dropped four straight overall.Ê

Suzy Ni Xu was outstanding for East Bay, hitting .733 with 12 kills. Kitona Offord added six kills, and Veronica Sanchez tallied 15 digs. The Golden Eagles (9-6, 4-3 CCAA) out-hit the Pioneers .294 to .172 and got 20 kills from Iona Lofrano.

Final Score: CSULA 3, CSUEB 0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-23)

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