Cal State Northridge, led by the record-breaking performance of outside hitter Missy Clements, defeated Fresno State, 15-17, 15-7, 15-13, 15-7, in a nonconference women’s volleyball match Tuesday night at Northridge Gymnasium.
The victory was the second in the last three matches for the Matadors (6-8), who set a gymnasium record for block assists (41) by a team. The previous record (37) was set by Northridge in a 1982 match against Cal State Sacramento.
Clements, a 6-foot junior, set a gymnasium record with 30 kills while posting a hitting percentage of .400. The previous mark (23) was set by Matador Kristy Olson in a 1984 match against Cal State Bakersfield.
Juniors Aimee Stone, Heather Anderson and Ana Kristich also played well for Northridge, which was playing its third match of the season at home.
Stone had 20 kills and 19 digs, Anderson had 10 kills, 15 digs and 10 block assists, and Kristich had eight kills and 12 blocks (one solo).
Setter Gretchen Gulbranson had 57 assists for the Matadors.
Nicole Chen led Fresno State (5-10) with 15 kills and 15 digs.
In other women’s volleyball matches:
Cal Lutheran d. Occidental, 15-3, 15-7, 15-12--The Regals are off to their best start since 1987 after their victory in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match at Thousand Oaks.
Freshman outside hitter Lauren Bragginton led Cal Lutheran (10-6, 3-0) with 16 kills and sophomore outside hitter Tara Thomas had 17 assists.
Moorpark d. Glendale, 15-10, 15-10, 15-11--Cynthia McKinnon had 11 kills and Jennifer Mangels 10 to lead the Raiders (3-1) to a nonconference victory at Glendale (0-4).
Master’s 4, Biola 1--Senior forward Ezequiel Bongarra scored three goals to give him 14 in eight games this season, as the Mustangs cruised to a District 3 victory.
Burroughs d. Burbank, 16-14, 15-12, 15-10--Christy Russell’s 19 kills led the Indians to the Foothill league victory. Gina Punaro added nine.
Royal d. Simi Valley, 15-7, 15-8, 15-11--Jenny Treglown had 11 kills while Jessica Cruz added eight kills and eight blocks for the Highlanders (5-4, 2-1). Heidi Ferguson added 27 assists.