volleyball-women-d1 flag

San Diego Athletics | November 8, 2013

No. 8 Toreros cruise to 11th consecutive victory

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Diego ran its winning streak to 11 with a 3-1 win against Santa Clara on Thursday evening in a West Coast Conference match at the Leavey Center.

With the 27-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-12 win, the Toreros improve to 20-3 overall, move to 12-2 in the WCC, and increase their winning streak to 11. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 8-14 overall, and 3-10 in the WCC.

Chloe Ferrari led the team with 15 kills, while hitting for a .462 clip, and she recorded six blocks. Alaysia Brown was the only other Torero in double-digit kills, as she had 13, while hitting .342, and she recorded six blocks. Jianna Bonomi recorded a double-double with 27 assists and 18 digs, while C'era Oliveira also recorded 18 digs. As a team, USD hit .206.

In the first set, it was close in the early going, then with the score knotted at 4-4, the Broncos went on a 7-2 run to take a 11-6 lead, and grab control of the momentum. An SCU attack error then sparked a 5-1 USD run of its own, to pull to within one at 12-11. SCU then managed to maintain a two- to three-point lead, and took a four-point lead at 21-17, but San Diego refused to be denied. A Katie Hoekman kill then sparked a 4-1 Torero run to pull back to within one at 22-21, forcing the Broncos into a timeout. SCU managed to take set point at 24-22, however the Toreros scored the next three points to complete the rally, and take set one 27-25.

In the fourth and final frame, USD raced out to a 6-1 lead, to grab all the momentum. USD then continued to dominate and eventually took a 17-6 lead, and never looked back, as it cruised its way to a 25-12 win. 

FCS preseason polls for every conference

Here is every preseason FCS conference poll heading into the 2019-20 regular season.

The Sweet 16 of college basketball nicknames and the stories behind them

Welcome to the Sweet 16. No, not that Sweet 16, but the bracket for the Great Nickname Showdown in Division I. That way we can decide a national champion – March Madness for monikers, even if it’s December.A word or two about criteria. Uniqueness counted heavily, as did quirkiness. But an interesting back story also scored highly. Since there are no metrics for nicknames – couldn’t find one thing on KenPom – no seeding was done. This Sweet 16 was bracketed by a blind draw, which might leave the NCAA selection committee aghast.

These 5 NCAA volleyball games are the ones we’re watching this weekend

Only two week remain until the field of 64 is revealed in the NCAA Division I women's volleyball tournament. Here are the games we're most excited about this week.

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners