The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team did as expected and defeated Brigham Young-Hawaii 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 27-25) in the NCAA Division II west Region quarterfinal at Coussoulis Arena.
The first and third games were particularly entertaining. Give BYU credit for coming back in a the third game after getting pummeled in the second game. It was probably good for the Coyotes to get pushed a bit and should better prepare them for the matches that are to come.
Nicole Moore was the star on the night with 18 kills, including seven each of the first two games. Samantha Middleborn, named Most Valuable Player in the CCAA earlier in the day, added 10. Jane Chafeh had nine kills and 15 digs. Camille Smith, the topic of our feature story in Thursday’s paper, delivered 35 assists, 11 digs and three block assists.
Next up are the semifinals. Cal State will play its rival UC San Diego, which had no trouble disposing of Sonoma State. The Coyotes have beaten the Tritons twice 3-0.
The 5 p.m. semifinal will pit Western Washington against Seattle Pacific.