The Cal Poly beach volleyball team will play its final three matches of the regular season Friday at home on the courts of Pismo Beach, hosting Feather River College, Vanguard and San Jose State to complete what will be its best regular season in program history.
The No. 4 Mustangs (23-5) will take on the Feather River College Golden Eagles (7-3) at 8 a.m. That match will not count toward Cal Poly's overall record. They will then play the Vanguard Lions (3-15) at 10 a.m. The Mustangs will play their final match of the day against the Spartans (10-11) at 4 p.m.
Cal Poly has played two matches at home this season. They beat both Arizona and TCU when they last played in Pismo Beach March 17.
Following the matches Friday, the Mustangs will get ready to head to Honolulu to compete in the Big West Conference Tournament (April 27-29). Currently, Cal Poly sits in third place in the Big West behind Hawai'i (32-3) and Long Beach State (22-4).
Winners of 20 of their last 23, the Mustangs moved up one spot in the AVCA Top 20 rankings earlier this week to No. 4 in the nation, the highest ranking in program history. Just this season, Cal Poly has posted wins against multiple teams inside the Top 20. Those include Pepperdine, Long Beach State, Arizona, Grand Canyon, TCU, Tulane, Loyola Marymount, Stanford and Saint Mary's.
The Mustangs' No. 2 pair of sophomore Emily Sonny and junior Samantha Manley have an overall record of 24-4 (20-4 at the No. 2 spot and 4-0 at the No. 1 spot), the most single-season pairs wins in Cal Poly's history. Their 20-4 record at the No. 2 position is the fifth best in the nation.
Cal Poly also has two other pairings that have more than 15 wins this season. The No. 1 pairing of sophomore Torrey Van Winden and freshman Tiadora Miric are 16-6 and the No. 3 pairing of senior Taylor Nelson and junior Adlee Van Winden are 19-3.
-Provided by Cal Poly