September 24, 1987 |
For the first time ever, the United States International University defeated San Diego State in women's volleyball, 15-8, 15-8, 15-8, in the final of the fifth San Diego Classic Wednesday night at the University of San Diego's Sports Center. The 17th-ranked Aztecs, who had won the four previous San Diego Classics, had been 5-0 against USIU, including a 3-0 victory in last year's tournament.
October 21, 1990 |
The San Diego State women's volleyball team went from hot to cold Saturday night, losing to BYU, 7-15, 15-5, 3-15, 15-8, 15-13, in front of a crowd of 632 at Peterson Gym. The loss puts the Aztecs (15-9, 2-3) in a must-win situation in remaining Western Athletic Conference games to keep alive chances for a postseason bid. The victory puts BYU (16-6, 4-1) in a tie with New Mexico for first place in the WAC.
November 23, 1991
Gracie Schutt had 16 kills and three aces to lead San Diego State to a 15-3, 17-16, 15-5 victory over Wyoming at Laramie on Friday. Coach Rudy Suwara said it was the best team performance this year by the Aztecs (17-3, 7-4 in the WAC), who clinched third place and put themselves in position for an NIT Tournament berth. Carolyn Kaspar added 10 kills and an ace for SDSU. Pt.
May 22, 1987 |
San Diego State announced Thursday that track and field, volleyball and tennis will have only one person in charge of the men's and women's teams in each sport. That's good news for Jim Cerveny, Carol Plunkett and Rudy Suwara, who were named the directors of track, tennis and volleyball, respectively. They will assume their new duties July 1. However, it's not good news for Dixon Farmer, the men's track coach since 1982, who apparently will not return next season.
November 6, 1986 |
The Aztec magic returned to Peterson Gym Wednesday night as San Diego State's women's volleyball team rallied to defeat UCLA, 10-15, 14-16, 15-13, 15-13, 15-13, in front of 1,876 in a nonconference match. The Aztecs (36-5), who had won 23 straight matches to start the season and were ranked No. 1 most of the year, had lost three of their last four matches and dropped to No. 3 in the national rankings. "We were playing like we were earlier in the year," said Aztec Coach Rudy Suwara.
October 27, 1990 |
The Cal State Northridge women's volleyball team has been successful in its first year at the Division I level, but the Matadors are not yet giant killers. The Matadors' last chance this season for an upset fell by the wayside Friday night in a 15-8, 17-15, 18-16 home loss to San Diego State, which is ranked 10th in the NCAA Division I West regional poll. The Aztecs of the Western Athletic Conference improved to 17-9 and kept alive their hopes of a return to the 32-team NCAA tournament.
September 9, 1990 |
If talk is cheap, San Diego State's women's volleyball team should invest in some, because Saturday night, their lips were sealed. Eighteenth-ranked SDSU lost to 10th-ranked UC Santa Barbara, 15-9, 15-7, 15-12 in the championship of the ASICS Classic in front of 353 at Peterson Gym. Angela Martin, the Aztec captain and tournament MVP, said what SDSU needs to do is get verbal. "We need to talk to each other, communicate more," Martain said.
September 12, 1988 |
The first omen that the 1988 season might be a difficult one for Coach Rudy Suwara and the San Diego State women's volleyball team came when Big West Conference coaches decided in a preseason poll that the Aztecs would finish no better than seventh. Then came a 3-0 loss at home to rival UCLA, ranked fifth nationally before the season by Volleyball Monthly. To make matters worse, the Tachikara Coaches Poll was released Sept.
November 25, 1990
Senior guard Tim Rapp scored 28 points, and Tom Shawcroft added 15 Saturday night to help UC San Diego edge Christian Heritage, 74-72, in the championship game of the UCSD Triton Tip-Off Tournament. The Tritons' victory, their second two-point decision in as many nights, was safe after the Hawks' Vernaldo Butler missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer. Butler led all scorers with 35 points.
October 11, 1991 |
It was the start of a new season, so to speak. If so, the San Diego State women's volleyball team yearns to turn back time, one last time. The Aztecs opened Western Athletic Conference play by losing 15-4, 15-17, 15-4, 2-15, 15-10 to sixth-ranked Brigham Young on Thursday night at Peterson Gym. The match, which ended in the new no side-outs format, was a peculiar display of momentum changes. BYU would win a game only to come back out on the court and face a rejuvenated SDSU squad.