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October 7, 2011 > Pioneer comeback results in victory

Pioneer comeback results in victory

Submitted By Kelly Hayes

Behind a combined 25 kills from sophomore Katie Allen and junior Nicole Boyle, the Cal State East Bay volleyball team picked up its second win of the week, topping Cal State Stanislaus, 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19) September 30. The Pioneers (9-3, 5-3 CCAA) came back from a first set loss to finish the match with three-straight wins.

Both Boyle and Allen notched double-doubles in the victory, with Boyle posting a team-leading 15 kills and adding 12 digs. Allen contributed 10 kills and 10 digs, while Kristin Neary joined her and Boyle with a 24-assist, 11-dig double-double. Kitona Offord led the team, hitting at a .417 clip and adding six kills, while Morgan Hirzel posted a .300 hitting percentage and nine putaways. Samantha Bruno had another successful night, swinging at a .312 clip and posting six total blocks, including a pair of solo efforts at the net.

Libero Leslie Ray led all players with 23 digs on the night, while four players contributed two or more total blocks, helping the Pioneers out-block the Warriors 9-6.5. East Bay hit at a .201 clip on the night and held Cal State Stanislaus to a .111 hitting percentage. The Warriors were paced by Lianne Vicchio's nine kills and 19 digs and Jessica Lehner's .533 hitting percentage and 30 assists in the losing effort.

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