Cal Volleyball Defeats San Francisco, 3-0
Nov. 20, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (9-17) defeated host San Francisco (9-16), 3-0 (30-18, 30-22, 30-16) Tuesday night at War Memorial Gym on the USF campus. With the win, the Bears snapped a five-match losing streak and improved their career record against USF to 32-0. Cal had a school-record .467 team hitting percentage and were led by 12 kills apiece by sophomore Gabrielle Abernathy (.435 hitting percentage) and freshman Camille Leffall (.556 hitting percentage).
Junior Leah Young and sophomores Heather Diers and Ashleigh Turner also had outstanding matches. Young recorded 10 kills (.500 hitting percentage), Diers eight kills (.700 hitting percentage) and Turner a career-high eight kills (.467 hitting percentage). The Bears .467 team hitting percentage topped the previous school record of .462 set Sept. 4, 1993 versus Gonzaga.
In the first game, Cal broke away from a 15-15 tie by going on a 6-0 run with the help of two Young kills, a kill by Turner and a solo block by Leffall. The Bears finally won the game, 30-18, closing it out with a 4-0 run behind two Abernathy kills, a kill by Diers and a USF hitting error.
Cal won game two, 30-22. The Bears finally took the lead for good in the second game when they broke a 19-19 tie on a kill by Turner. Cal went on to outscore the Dons, 10-3 the rest of the way, with the help of two kills from Diers, a kill by Young, a solo block by Leffall, a service ace by sophomore Astrid Gonzalez and a kill by Abernathy.
The Bears easily controlled the third game, winning 30-16. Cal finished the match off with a 7-0 run with Turner recording two kills and a service ace, senior Candace McNamee getting a block and Leffall getting two kills.
Cal will next host Auburn Nov. 24 and Arizona State Nov. 25 at Haas Pavilion. Both the Auburn and Arizona State matches will begin at 3 p.m.