The University of California women’s volleyball team defeated Auburn, 3-0 (30-19, 30-21, 30-15), Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.
Cal (10-17) had an impressive .396 team hitting percentage and were led by 12 kills by junior Reena Pardiwala and 10 kills by junior Leah Young. The Bears also had 12 service aces, led by a career-high six service aces by senior setter/outside hitter Candace McNamee.
Cal was down in the first game, 15-7, but behind McNamee’s four service aces, got within 15-14. The Bears got hot after that point, going on a 16-2 run to win 30-19. From there, Cal pretty much control the match, winning game two, 30-21 and game three, 30-15. McNamee, a four-year starter for the Bears, will conclude her collegiate career Sunday against Arizona State. She finished the Auburn (1-26) match with five kills and no errors in 10 attempts, had 39 assists, six service aces, seven digs and three block assists.
Cal will finish the 2001 season hosting Arizona State, Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.