No. 11 California Volleyball Downs Central Florida 3-0
Aug. 31, 2007
BOULDER, COLO. - The No. 11 Golden Bears arrived in the Rocky Mountains and quickly made short work of their first opponent. Cal (4-0) took out the Central Florida Knights (2-4) in three straight games (30-17, 30-20, 30-18) in the first day of the Colorado Invitational in Boulder, Colo.
Cal was led by junior outside hitter Morgan Beck who had a season high 10 kills on 19 attempts. Beck also contributed three blocks and four digs in a well-rounded effort. Senior outside hitter Angie Pressey (8k, 3e, 15att, .333) also enjoyed a good outing, tallying her eight kills while leading the squad with seven digs.
The Bears have now begun each of the past six seasons by winning their first four matches and are shooting to win their twelfth consecutive regular season tournament. Through the four contests this season, the Bears have held each of their opponents to under .125 hitting.
Only seniors Pressey and Ellen Orchard would play in all three games, allowing all 13 squad members a chance on the court. Getting in on two games, sophomore middle hitter Kat Reilly put efficiency on display with seven kills on only nine attempts (.778) without a single error. Reilly would also lead the Bears in blocks, setting a new career high with seven total and earning her first career block solo.
Freshman setter Carli Lloyd put her fellow Bears in position to win, posting 26 assists and hitting 1.000 with kills on all three of her attempts. Sophomore outside hitter Hana Cutura also contributed eight kills on 14 attempts to the Bears' fourth consecutive victory.
The Bears will face UNC-Wilmington on Saturday in a 4:30 p.m. (MST) match and complete their tournament card with a match against host Colorado at 12 p.m. (MST) on Sunday.