HONOLULU, Hawaii - Freshman opposite hitter Kelsee Sawyer (Temecula, Calif., Great Oak HS) posted 14 kills, three aces and three digs and sophomore middle blocker Molly O'Hagan tied her season-high with 12 kills to help lift the CSU Bakersfield volleyball team over Chaminade 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 21-25, 25-21) late Friday night to end its Hawaii trip with a win.
O'Hagan also added three assisted blocks and two digs. Junior setter Fernanda Gonçalves (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Western Nebraska C.C.) had 36 assists, six digs, four kills and three assisted blocks. Yuan Fu (Jr., Beijing, China, Missouri State-West Plains) had one solo block and three assisted blocks, while Julia Bowen (Jr., Ottawa, Ontario, Wilfried Laurer Univ.) added four assisted blocks. Red-shirt sophomore libero Mariah Alvidrez (Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS) scooped up 12 digs for CSUB.
The 'Runners (13-16) had an efficient attacking game as the team had a .246 attacking percentage compared to Chaminade's .218. CSUB got off to a good start by going on a 7-1 run to take a 10-3 lead in the first set and never looked back on the way to taking a 1-0 lead in the match. The second set started off closer, but CSUB still had a 16-15 lead midway through the match before the 'Runners rattled off a 5-0 rally en route to clinching the second set. Chaminade (7-16) bounced back to win the third set before the 'Runners regained momentum in the final set. CSUB used another mid-set rally in the fourth frame, going on a 6-0 run to take a 18-11 lead and cruise to the match victory.
CSUB will now head to New Mexico (19-9) for a showdown on Sunday at 1 p.m. (MDT). Live streaming of the match can be viewed at ProViewNetworks.com.
The Roadrunners will then wrap up the 2012 season with a match at San Jose State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.