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SF State volleyball coaches lead team as brother-sister duo

SF State volleyball coaches lead team as brother-sister duo

Jamie R Wells
September 19, 2011
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For the SF State volleyball team’s head and assistant coaches, the sport is more than just a passion or livelihood - it’s a family affair. That’s because head coach Michelle Patton, 35, and her brother, assistant coach Jason Patton, 38, come from a family of volleyball players. The love of volleyball sta...

Student Iris Tolenada leaves lasting impression for Gator women's volleyball

Student Iris Tolenada leaves lasting impression for Gator women's volleyball

Rochelle Romero
December 12, 2012
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She is the first person in school history to get MVP in women’s volleyball and second student athlete to earn California Collegiate Athletic Association’s MVP honors in any sport. SF State senior Iris Tolenada has it all. After a heartbreaking loss to Grand Canyon University in the first round ...

Women's volleyball suffers sweep during last home game against Cal State LA

Women's volleyball suffers sweep during last home game against Cal State LA

Rochelle Romero
November 4, 2012
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The final home game of the season proved to be unlucky as the SF State women's volleyball team suffered a sweep at the hands of visiting Cal State LA Saturday night. Before the match, the team held a ceremony for family and friends to recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class. The home c...

Gator women's volleyball sweeps Toros with 3-0 win

Gator women's volleyball sweeps Toros with 3-0 win

Rochelle Romero
November 3, 2012
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Coming off the momentum from a Halloween victory, the SF State women's volleyball team stayed hot, sweeping Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday night. The Gators extended their winning streak to four, improving to a 13-4 record in the final homestand of the season. On Wednesday night, the Gators be...

Gator women's volleyball sweeps Cal State Stanislaus 3-0

Rochelle Romero
October 27, 2012
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In true Gator fashion, the SF State women's volleyball team brought a balanced effort to knock off visiting Cal State Stanislaus in a three-set sweep Saturday night for the second straight victory this week. After battling in their last few games, the Gators were finally able to sweep their visiting...

Gator women's volleyball pummels Chico State in 3-1 win

Gator women's volleyball pummels Chico State in 3-1 win

Rochelle Romero
October 27, 2012
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Emotions ran high in the final moments as the crowd cheered loudly on their feet after SF State spiked the final kill of the match, defeating Chico State in a thrilling four sets Friday night. After tying the game 15 times in the fourth set, the Gators and Wildcats battled for the victory and a chance to m...

Gator women's volleyball edged out by Cal Poly Pomona in fourth set

Gator women's volleyball edged out by Cal Poly Pomona in fourth set

Rochelle Romero
October 14, 2012
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Down by seven points and on the brink of elimination, the Gator women's volleyball team came roaring back against Cal Poly Pomona but were outlasted in the final fourth set Saturday night. SF State completed the first half of conference with an 8-3 record. Heading into the second half of conferen...

Gator women's volleyball sweep Humboldt State

Gator women's volleyball sweep Humboldt State

Rochelle Romero
October 13, 2012
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With the color pink scattered everywhere for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the team beaming with confidence, the women's volleyball team swept Humboldt State to tie for first place again in conference Friday night. The players from both teams wore special pink warmup shirts and pink ribbons th...

Gator volleyball bounces back in full swing with sweep against UC San Diego

Gator volleyball bounces back in full swing with sweep against UC San Diego

Rochelle Romero
October 7, 2012
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Getting back into action, the SF State women's volleyball team swept visiting UC San Diego Saturday night to hold onto second place in CCAA conference standings. SF State finished 2-1 after their long week of play against the top three teams in conference. With two wins against Sonoma State and UC San ...

Gator women's volleyball loses first place ranking against Cal State San Bernardino

Gator women's volleyball loses first place ranking against Cal State San Bernardino

Rochelle Romero
October 5, 2012
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An early lead for the SF State women's volleyball team wasn't enough to hold off visitors Cal State San Bernardino Friday night. SF State and San Bernardino were tied for first earlier this week with the Gators pulling into sole possession after a win against nationally ranked Sonoma State Wednesday...

Gator women's volleyball snatches lead in CCAA conference standings

Gator women's volleyball snatches lead in CCAA conference standings

Rochelle Romero
October 4, 2012
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Taking down a top contender was the agenda Wednesday night as the SF State women's volleyball team defeated Sonoma State in five sets to claim first place in conference play. Sonoma State recently improved to a No. 22 ranking last weekend only to succumb to SF State in a hard fought battle. The vi...

SF State women's volleyball player Kelly Ostello boosts team spirit

Rochelle Romero
September 19, 2012
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The ball flies high into the air, spinning slowly above the net. She starts her approach by locking and loading her right arm, waiting for her moment to spring into the air and attack. All eyes are on her as she slams the ball across the court; Kelly Ostello goes for the kill. Starting her second season for the SF State women’s volleyball team, outside hitter Ostello is pre­pared to put awa...

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