Alison Mort was one of two Mustangs to have 20 or more digs against Pacific Saturday night. She finished with 27. Ryan Sidarto – Mustang Daily

The Cal Poly women’s volleyball team (15-6, 5-3 Big West) defeated UC Davis to start the weekend but fell to Pacific in five sets Saturday night.

Against Pacific the Mustangs went up 2-0 on the Tigers, winning by a combined score of 50-28. With Pacific on the ropes, the Tigers forced a 29-27 decision. This extended the match to a fourth set, which the Tigers dominated 25-11.

The final set saw five ties and two lead changes before Pacific won the final two points for a 16-14 victory. Freshman Kristina Graven added 21 kills and 16 digs for a double-double in back-to-back nights. She leads the team with 326 kills for the season — nearly four per set.

Catie Smith was second on the team in kills with 16 and 20 digs.

Against UC Davis, the Mustangs won in four sets after dropping the first one.

Even though the Mustangs lost the first set 27-25, they outhit the Aggies .341 to .250. The constant hitting eventually outmatched UC Davis as Cal Poly won the next three sets 25-15, 25-23 and 25-18.

The second set saw the Mustangs hold their opponents to a .026 hitting percentage, and the Aggies did not improve much in the final two sets, hitting .222 and .103.

Graven, Dominique Olowolafe, Jennifer Keddy and Smith all had double-digit kills, totaling 43. Graven also had a double-double, adding 10 digs to her total.

Alison Mort led the Mustangs in digs with 26, aiding Cal Poly’s 64-58 advantage in that statistic.

The Mustangs return to action this Friday against Cal State Northridge in Mott Gym at 7 p.m.

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