By Joshua Cubillo
The Cal State Dominguez Hills women’s volleyball team kicked off its 2016 campaign winning three matches out of its first 10.
The Toros have had a difficult start to the 2016 CCAA campaign, the latest loss to Cal State San Marcos.
Dominguez Hills has lost its third straight match, leaving the Toros 0-2 in CCAA play.
Redshirted freshman Tati Yandall led the team with 108 kills and 14 service aces. Junior Claire Autry has 88 kills and five aces.
Dominguez Hills started the 2016 campaign with a loss to Western New Mexico University at the Seaside Invitational, losing the three sets 19-25, 14-25, and 26-28.
The Toros quickly bounced back in their next game with a dominating win against Point Loma, taking all three sets in that game 33-31, 30-28, and 25-21. Redshirted Freshman Tati Yandall had 20 kills, leading all servers with three aces.
CSUDH went on to lose the next two games against Cal Baptist and Saginaw Valley State University, ending the Seaside Invitational with one win from four.
The invitational was not a total loss, as Tati Yandall made the All-Tournament Team.
The Toros had a better showing at the D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase, winning two of four.
They started the competition with another dominating win against University of Hawaii, with the Toros taking all three sets 25-23, 25-20, and 25-23. Claire Autry led all players with 10 kills, and hit .292 on the night as the Toros won their home opener of the campaign.
Dominguez was then swept at home against Seattle Pacific University 19-25, 19-25, and 18-25.
The Toros were able to secure a 3-1 victory in their next game over Montana State University Billings with scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, and 25-19. The team finished the West Region Volleyball Showcase with a 1-3 loss to Azusa Pacific.