The University of San Diego women’s volleyball team opened its 1991 season by defeating host Nevada Friday night in the Nevada Tournament in Reno. The Toreras (1-0) came up with the 15-5, 17-15, 6-15, 15-8 victory despite being outkilled by Nevada, 64-40.
At the Arizona State Invitational, San Diego State lost its first two matches, against Pepperdine and ASU. Both of those teams were 2-0 in the first day of the tournament.
The Aztecs stretched Pepperdine but ended up on the short end of a 15-5, 15-7, 5-15, 9-15, 15-13 loss. ASU defeated SDSU in straight games, 15-5, 15-9, 15-10. The Aztecs were hurt by the loss of starting setter Pam Hope, who was injured in the second match.
Elsewhere, Utah State is 1-1 and Hofstra and SDSU are 0-2. The tournament continues today.
Point Loma Nazarene swept its first two pool-play matches in the opening day of the Christ College Invitational at Christ College in Irvine.
The Crusaders snatched a 15-7, 11-15, 15-12 victory from Cal State San Bernardino, then defeated Cal State Hayward, 15-3, 15-7. Robin Rabello compiled 11 kills and four aces against San Bernardino.
SDSU’s men’s team opened its season with a 3-1 victory against Cal State San Bernardino. Brian Craft-Negrete opened scoring for the Aztecs (1-0) and teammate Bill Demke kicked the final two goals.