SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Senior Kathryn Conner (Newport Beach, Calif.) posted a team-high 13 digs to surpass the 1,000 career dig mark, but the Brown volleyball team fell to Cal State Fullerton in straight sets on Saturday to close out the SDSU-USD Challenge in San Diego.
Brown drops to 0-4 on the season, while Cal St. Fullerton improves to 4-2 overall. Set scores in the match were 13-25, 22-25 and 21-25.
Conner, a former All-Ivy selection, logged 73 digs in the season-opening SDSU-USD Challenge and now stands at 1,011 digs for her career. Junior Rachele Killian (Laguna Beach, Calif.) paced the Bears with 11 assists.
After Cal St. Fullerton took the opening set, the Bears made it interesting in the second stanza with a 9-6 lead. Brown held a one-point advantage at 11-10, but the Titans reeled of six unanswered points to move out in front, 16-11. Brown answered back with a 5-1 run later in the set to pull within two, but could not close the gap, as the Titans claimed the second set, 25-22.
The third set featured back-and-forth action throughout the stanza, as Fullerton hung on to a slim one-point lead, but the Titans used a 4-0 stretch to move ahead at 22-17 and held on the rest of the way to take the match in straight sets.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday, September 10 when they host Providence at 7 p.m.