`Dogs Battle with No. 15 USC
Sept. 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES - The Fresno State volleyball team concluded its three-match road trip in Southern California by taking on its first ranked opponent of the year and the `Dogs (7-5) fell to No. 15 USC (11-1) Saturday night at the Galen Center by set scores of 25-12, 25-20 and 25-13.
Fresno State tied USC early at 2-2 and then the Women of Troy extended its lead to 12-5.
Three-straight Fresno State points got the `Dogs within five (12-7) but USC went on to take the set 25-12. USC hit .435 in the set.
The `Dogs stayed close with USC through the beginning of the set and were within two at 11-9. Down 20-12, the `Dogs rallied to within four at 24-20 after a 24-16 USC lead, but the Women of Troy held on for a 25-20 set two win to go up 2-0 in the match.
USC however, took control and went up 17-10 to force a Fresno State timeout.
USC finished the set and the match by a score of 25-13.Lauren Netherby-Sewell. "In set two, sticking with them and getting some runs was pretty impressive. It's just tough to come back from a tough loss and re-gain our spirit for the most part I think we did that."
USC was led by Alex Jupiter with 17 kills.
To view the recap from the morning match vs. Portland, click here: http://www.gobulldogs.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/091909aab.html.
Fresno State heads to cross-town rival Fresno Pacific on Wednesday, Sept. 23 for a 7 p.m. exhibition match.
"We Are Your Team" - The Bulldogs return to the Save Mart Center on Thursday, Oct. 8 as they host Utah State at 7 p.m. It's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night and all Fresno State faculty and staff receive FREE admission and can receive $2 admission for up to four guests. Tickets can be purchased through the Save Mart Center Box Office, by calling 559-485-TIXS or through ticketmaster.com.