CBU dropped its second match of the day to Cal State East Bay 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21).
The Lancers fell behind 2-1 (27-29, 25-23, 20-25) to San Francisco State in opening match of the day at the tournament, but rallied with a 25-23 win in the fourth and a 16-14 thriller in the fifth for the win.
CBU jumped out to a strong 7-3 lead early in the fifth set, but the Gators fought back and three straight errors by the Lancers would even the game up at 9-9.
After SFSU took a 12-10 lead, a timeout helped the Lancers regroup. CBU went back to their star Ingrid Carmona getting three kills from the senior during a 4-1 run to take a 14-13 lead.
Carmona led all players with 25 kills in the match and added 21 digs for her fifth straight double-double. Malika O'Brien had a huge match as well, recording a double-double of her own with 12 kills and tying a CBU single-match record with a whopping 11 blocks.
The Lancer and Pioneers split the first two games in the late match, but the home team was able to pull out the four set win, out-hitting the Lancers .311-.201. CSUEB hit over .350 in each of the last two games.
Carmona led CBU with yet another double-double posting 15 kills and 13 digs, both team highs.
The split moves the Lancers to 5-2 on the season. CBU was 3-1 at the Route 92 Showdown and Carmona was named to the All-Tournament team.
CBU will be back in action Tuesday at 7 p.m. traveling to Azusa Pacific.