Oct. 30, 2009
Halloween Eve GALLERY
Led by Bronco freshman Kayla Lommori's 17 kills, Santa Clara avenged its loss earlier this month to USF, topping the Dons Friday night 3-1. Set scores were 23-25, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-14. SCU moves to 14-9 and 4-4 in the WCC. USF falls to 10-11 and 4-4 in the WCC.
"We had a good match up with Lindsy on the Dons Sarah Mandala. Lindsy got her early and it really effected Sarah. Lindsy is playing so well," said Bronco head coach Jon Wallace. "I felt that both Katherine and Kayla had moments where they weren't successful, but stuck with it and got better as the match went along.
"Samantha Selsky was great," continued Wallace. "She served tough and made some really aggressive plays at the net which kept them off balance and she hit .300. It was good see us fight. It was good to see the freshmen in a tough situation and grind it away. Great match," said Wallace.
SCU hit .300 in the match with five aces and 11 team blocks. USF hit .167 with three aces and four team blocks. Individually SCU was led by Kayla Lommori's 17 kills, hitting .275. Davigeadono had 16 kills, hitting .333. Dana Knudsen had 10 kills, hitting .500. Selsky had 49 assists and seven digs. Bridget O'Hara collected 18 digs and Libby Morrison added 15.
In the first set USF went up 6-0 quick. Santa Clara called time to settle the team down and came out swinging. The Broncos battled back to tie it 10-10 on a kill by Kayla Lommori. USF took a 15-11 lead before Santa Clara rallied to score six of the next eight points to it up 17-17 on a kill by Douglas. Santa Clara went up 21-19 on an ace by Libby Morrison. The two teams tied it up at 22 and 23 before USF scored on two kills to take set one. SCU hit .095 and USF hit .152. Davigeadono had five kills and Lommori added four kills.
In set two the two teams tied it seven times before SCU took a 9-8 lead on a kill by Lommori. SCU jumped ahead 12-9 on a kill by Davigeadono and a Don error when USF called timeout. SCU took a 13-10 lead on another USF error. USF scored two straight points, but a Douglas kill put the Broncos up 14-12. Santa Clara went up 18-13 on a dump for a kill by Selsky and three straight Lommori kills. Lommori swung big and knocked it to the back row to push SCU up 19-14. USF came back to score five straight to tie it up 19-19. A Tanya Schmidt kill from the right side put SCU back up 20-19. USF tied it 20-20, but a Schmidt kill off the block once again gave SCU the lead 22-20. SCU went up 23-20 on a USF error. Schmidt knocked one over to the right to give SCU a 24-21 lead. A kill by Dana Knudsen gave SCU set two 25-21. SCU hit .429 and USF hit .139. Lommori had seven kills.
In set three. USF took a 3-1 lead before Davigeadono knocked a kill of the block. USF took a 4-2 lead on a kill. Santa Clara scrapped within one, 6-5 USF, on a kill by Selsky. USF kept ahead, taking a 9-7 lead on a kill to the back row, but a Davigeadono kill and a team block by Davigeadono and Knudsen tied it up 9-9. Another Davigeadono kill tied it at 10-10 and a kill by Knudsen tied it 11-11. A well-placed kill by Lommori to the middle and then another by Knudsen gave SCU a 13-11 lead. Timeout USF. An ace by Douglas gave SCU a 14-11 lead. USF scored two straight kills, but crushed the ball out of bounds to give SCU a 15-13 lead. Schmidt kept swinging winners, hitting the ball to the back row to give SCU a 16-14 lead. A kill by USF was followed by a kill by Davigeadono to put SCU up 17-15. A team block by Davigeadono and Schmidt made it 18-16 Broncos. The two teams tied it up four times before USF took a 22-21 lead on a Bronco error. Coming out of an SCU timeout USF aced the ball, taking a 23-21 lead and SCU called timeout again. Selsky dumped the ball in the middle and Davigeadono CRUSHED the ball to the back row to tie it up 23-23. A team block by Schmidt and Davigeadono and another crushing kill to the back row by Davigeadono gave SCU set three, 25-23. SCU hit .267 and USF hit .256. Davigeadono had six kills and Knudsen added four.
In set four the teams tied it up numerically 1-6 when a Knudsen kill, two USF errors and a Lommori kill gave SCU a 10-6 lead. A service ace by O'Hara made it 11-6 before USF stopped play with a timeout. Selsky, set by Douglas, put the ball down in the back row to give SCU a 12-6 lead. After six straight Bronco points, USF scored one, but then knocked it out of bounds to make it 13-7 SCU. Santa Clara took a 16-8 lead on a kill by Douglas, a USF error and an ace by Kim Courtney. A block solo by Douglas and an ace by Schmidt gave the Broncos an 18-9 advantage when USF called another timeout. After a USF point, USF served it into the net to give the Broncos a 19-10 lead. The teams traded points twice, making it 21-12 on a kill by Knudsen. A kill by SCU and an error by USF and SCU went up by 13, 23-12. Schmidt swatted it to the back row for a kill to make it 24-14 SCU. Lommori knocked a kill off the block to give SCU the winner, 25-14.