Pacific Sweeps Long Beach State

Pacific Sweeps Long Beach State

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Pacific women's volleyball team earned its first sweep of the season, defeating Long Beach State by scores of 25-20, 25-20, and 25-16.

Pacific improves to 4-4, while Beach falls to 1-6.

Sophomore middle blocker Ashlyn Fleming continues to lead the Tigers' squad after smashing a match-high 12 kills. Fleming committed just one error in 16 swings for a .688 hitting percentage. In addition the San Jose product totaled two service aces and two blocks to bring her point total to 15 (5 points/set).

Janie Feldsher impressive start has been highlighted by her performances in the Tigers last two matches, hitting 8-0-13 (.615) against UC Santa Barbara last Saturday and 8-0-12 (.667) against Beach. 

The Tigers outplayed the 49ers all over the court holding the edge in assists (44-25), digs (28-23), and blocks (11-8).

Hanne De Schrijver returned to the setter position, dishing out 39, while Libero Katrin Gotterba had nine digs in the match.

In all three sets Pacific secured early leads that eventually helped with the match victory. To start the match the Tigers took a 9-4 lead before forcing Long Beach to take their first of two timeouts. Beach clawed their way back and came back within a point at 19-18, but the Tigers won took the set after a 6-2 final run.

Pacific took control and held a comfortable lead in the remainder of the match, claiming a set two win by five points and the final set by nine points.

The Tigers will hit the court again tomorrow night when they take on tournament-host San Diego State at 7:00 pm.