The Fresno State volleyball team (6-18, 1-9) takes the road once again to continue their second half of the Mountain West Conference slate playing San Jose State (3-20, 0-10) this Thursday, Oct. 30 and UNLV (19-5, 7-2) on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The balanced Fresno State offense features three players in kill double-figures.
Zana Bowens and Carly Scarbrough are tabbed to the seven-person All-Tournament Team.
Bowens and Scarbrough both land a team-high 15 kills to help Fresno State score its first win of season.
Upperclassmen Zana Bowens, Jaimee-Lee Morrow and Molly Pearson will step into more predominant roles and will team with three talented newcomers.
Fresno State Volleyball vs Fresno Pacific, Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif., 9/23/14. Photos by Keith Kountz, Copyright 2014.
Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara, 9/6/14, at Sacramento State Invitational (By Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014).
Volleyball at Sacramento State, 9/5/14 - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
Volleyball vs. UC Davis - Adidas Rice Invitational (8/30/14), Houston, Texas. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
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Last updated: December 9, 2014
FRESNO STATE ACCOLADES
2014 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Played 78 sets among her 28 matches played with 15 starts, and ranked eighth on squad in blocks (0.23 p/s)... logged a season high in blocks (4) vs. UC Davis and had four games with two tallied blocks of the year... she racked up a career and season high eight kills against three different opponents New Mexico (8 kills, .267), San Jose State (8 kills, .357) and Loyola Marymount (8 kills, .429) and a season-high hitting mark (.750) vs. Nevada with no errors among her eight attempts resulting in six kills ... her season high in kills (7) came vs. Belmont, and she hit .700 with no errors on her 10 attempts ... recorded two match with 2 aces UC Davis and #13 Colorado State.
2013 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): With starts in five straight matches in September and October and once in November, was rewarded with several career bests ... overall, played 46 sets among her 18 matches played, and ranked third on squad in blocks (0.76 p/s) ... in late September, logged a career high and team season high in blocks (9) in four sets vs. Utah State and led the team in the category in four matches ... the weekend before in the UC Irvine Tournament, her six blocks against American was her second-best mark of the year, and she had an ace vs. the Eagles and Anteaters ... earlier in the tourney, she racked up six kills and a season-high hitting mark (.857) vs. Xavier with no errors among her seven attempts ... her season high in kills (7) came vs. Belmont, and she hit .700 with no errors on her 10 attempts ... her other match with +5 blocks came at New Mexico (5) in late November. SEASON HIGHS: Kills: 7 -- vs. Belmont (9/13/13) ; Attempts: 11 -- 2x, last vs. Bose State (9/28/13); Hit Pct.: .857 (6K-0E-7A) vs Xavier (9/20/13); Assists: 1 -- 4x; last vs. #20 Oregon (9/14/13); Aces: 1 -- 3x; last vs. SDSU (11/9/13); Blocks: 9 -- vs. Utah State (9/26/13); Digs 3 -- 2x; last vs. Utah State (9/26/13); Points 8.0 -- vs. Utah State (9/26/13)
2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 21 matches and made nine starts as a middle blocker ... averaged 0.65 kills, 0.39 blocks and 0.14 digs per set in 49 sets played ... tallied 32 kills, three assists and seven digs on the year ... tallied three solo blocks and 16 assisted blocks for a total of 19 on the year ... recorded a career-high six kills against UC Santa Barbara while hitting .357 against the Gauchos ... hit .300 or better in five matches ... recorded a career best four blocks against NAU ... recorded a career-high seven points against UC Santa Barbara and totaled 43 points on the season. SEASON HIGHS: Kills: 6 - vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12); Attempts: 14 -- vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12); Hit Pct.: .357 -- vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12); Assists: 1 -- 3x; last vs. UC Irvine (11/13/12); Blocks: 4 -- vs. NAU (8/31/12); Digs 2 -- vs. New Mexico (9/27/12); Points 7.0 -- vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12)
2011 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted the 2011 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Along with her twin sister, Katie, who is also a member of the Bulldog volleyball team, helped lead Presentation High School to a fifth-place finish in the nation, according to MaxPreps.com, and advanced to the NorCal Division II finals for volleyball ... named All-WCAL and All-Mercury News Honorable Mention in volleyball (2010) and basketball (2010 and 2011) ... she and Katie also sparked the school's basketball team to the 2011 CCS basketball championship title, appearances in both the 2010 WCAL and CCS championships and berths in the NorCal Division II semifinals as both juniors and seniors.
PERSONAL: Parents are Vince and Carrie, and has two sisters, Diana and Katie ... hobbies include art, camping, cooking and reading ... biggest athletic thrill was winning the 2011 CCS basketball championship against Archbishop Mitty ... most admires her parents because they have always supported her in everything that she's done and helped raise her to be the person that she is today ... also recruited by Fresno Pacific, Nevada, San Francisco and San Jose State ... chose to attend Fresno State because she loved the athletic support of the college.
PEARSON'S CAREER MATCH HIGHS