Senior Alexis Austin recorded 15 kills as the University of Colorado volleyball team defeated the California Bears 3-0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-21) Saturday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif.

CU improved to 17-13 overall (9-9 Pac-12) with the win, while Cal is now 9-20 (3-15 Pac-12).

Sophomore Anna Pfefferle was second on the team with 11 kills and hit .500 with just two errors, while sophomore Gabby Simpson tallied nine kills for the Buffs. Simpson also picked up five digs.

Senior Nicole Edelman directed the Buffs to a .270 hitting percentage (50 kills and 20 errors on 111 attacks) with 39 assists, while adding eight digs.

Defensively, junior libero Cierra Simpson tallied 13 of CU's 41 digs and added five assists, while junior Gwen Herring picked up four digs and one assist.

Freshman Naghede Abu posted a team-best four blocks, one solo and three assists. Austin added two block assists while Pfefferle, sophomore Joslyn Hayes and Edelman added one block assist each.

The Buffs will finish the regular season next week at the Coors Events Center, hosting Washington State on Nov. 25 and Utah on Nov. 27.



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