No. 22 California Volleyball Defeats Seton Hall, 3-0

Sept. 5, 2003

FORT COLLINS, CO - The No. 22 ranked Cal women's volleyball team (3-0) extended its streak of victories in regular season tournaments, defeating Seton Hall, 3-0, Friday evening at the Colorado State Coors Classic in Fort Collins, CO. The Bears topped the Pirates; 30-20, 30-16, 30-19, and have now won 12 straight regular season tournament matches and 36 consecutive games in those 12 tournament matches carrying over from the 2002 season.

Cal was led by junior All-American Mia Jerkov's 18 kills and .500 hitting percentage (18 kills, two errors, 32 attempts). The Bears also received 10 kills apiece from junior middle hitter Camille Leffall and junior outside hitter Gabrielle Abernathy. Freshmen Samantha Carter and Jillian Davis contributed as well, with Carter recording 40 assists and Davis pacing Cal with 10 digs.

As a team, the Bears finished with a .433 team hitting percentage.

'We had a few glitches, but overall we played well,' said Cal coach Rich Feller, who was the head volleyball coach at Colorado State from 1983-96, leading the Rams to a 299-167 overall record (.642) and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. 'We were able to have some big run of points. We didn't have a lot of service aces, but we really put them on the defensive with our serving.'

The Bears will next face Cal State Northridge at 10 a.m., and host Colorado State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6 at Colorado State's Moby Arena.

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