Cal Poly Pomona volleyball coach Rosie Wegrich netted her 400th win when her Broncos defeated Cal State East Bay 3-1 (25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-19).
Wegrich, in her 24th season, says she wasn’t aware of the looming milestone until after the match when she was informed of it by school officials. She was presented a photo and posed for other pictures with her team to commemorate the occasion.
“After that many no one really stands out,” she said. “They all mesh together.”
The Broncos (13-9, 9-5) haven’t made the playoffs in six years but Wegrich’s team is sitting third in the CCAA, and the top eight will go on to the CCAA Tournament which is having one in the sport for the first time.
The team is led by sophomore outside hitter Deanna Blaine (264 kills), versatile senior Nicoletta Stork (214, kills, 394 assists) and senior libero Zoe Herrera.
The team has shown a lot of promise but Wegrich is looking for more improvement which will help her team snap that playoff drought.
“We had a couple recent matches where we weren’t consistent,” she said. “It showed where we need to get better and we’re hoping to build on what we saw.”
The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team is just one game behind defending champion Sonoma State (16-3, 12-1) but the Coyotes title hopes took a significant blow over the weekend as senior Brenna McIntosh sustained a sprained ankle and fractured foot when a player from Cal State Stanislaus came down on the Coyotes side of the net and McIntosh came down on her foot and rolled her ankle.
The Coyotes (19-3, 12-2) still prevailed in that match and the next night against Chico State, both by 3-0 scores.
The injury is expected to sideline McIntosh, a two-time All-American that owns all the school’s career blocking records, for six weeks.
The Coyotes have six matches left in the regular season, the last of those on Nov. 14. Then it’s on to the CCAA Tournament to be held at UC San Diego.
McIntosh, a 6-foot middle blocker, ranks second in the CCAA in hitting percentage (.420) and is first in blocks per set (1.40).
The Coyotes will be at home to face Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday and Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday.
Cal State San Bernardino senior golf standout Taylor Hood was selected the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for Oct. 14-20.
The graduate of Corona Santiago, who began his college career at Cal State Monterey Bay, played lights-out golf on the par-72, 6806-yard Black Horse Golf Course. He fired a third-round best 67 to tie for the Otter Invitational title.
Nova Southeastern’s Richard Mansell, who also finished first in stroke play, won the tournament in a playoff with a birdie on the par-4, 535-yard No. 1.
Hood shot rounds of 69, 66, and 67 to finish with a six-under 210 for the tournament. His 66 is the best for the program since former Coyote Kevin Bateman fired a six under-par 70 in the opening round of the 2011 Coyote Classic