Bulldogs Finish Nevada in Three Sets
    The Bulldogs earned their first Mountain West sweep over Neveada on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bulldogs earned their first Mountain West sweep over Neveada on Saturday afternoon.

    Oct. 6, 2012

    Box Score

    By Theresa Kurtz
    tkurtz@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    RENO, Nev. - The Fresno State volleyball team earned its first Mountain West Conference sweep on Saturday afternoon after defeating Nevada in three sets (25-17, 25-17, 25-22).

    The Bulldogs (10-7, 3-2 MW) came out of the gate fired up after losing a close match to San Diego State earlier in the week. The `Dogs never trailed in the first two sets and overcame a two-point deficit in the final set to beat the Wolf Pack.

    Junior Megan Callahan totaled 14 kills hitting a team best .520 against Nevada. She also recorded three blocks in the `Dogs win.

    The Bulldogs maintained a two-point lead for most of the opening set. A tipped ball from Korrin Wild on the outside was the first of three unanswered points and the `Dogs lead 15-12. Fresno State jumped ahead increasing its lead to 20-13 with an 8-1 run. The Bulldogs won the first set 25-17.

    Callahan hit a team-high .750 in the first set with six kills and Brand added another six kills hitting .417. Brand also recorded two blocks in the opening set. As a team, the Bulldogs hit .438 with 18 kills and recorded 14 digs.

    The `Dogs began the second set with 12-2 run to take a commanding lead. Nevada made a run cutting the Bulldogs lead to 15-9. A solo block from Lauren Albertson gave the `Dogs a point and increased their lead 19-14. Albertson tallied six blocks against the Wolf Pack and 14 in the past three matches.

    Fresno State ended the second set with a 7-3 run to win the set 25-17. The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead into the intermission.

    In the third set, the Bulldogs overcame a one-point deficit with a 5-1 run taking a 10-6 lead. Brand stopped the Wolf Pack's quick 3-0 run with a kill for the side out and the `Dogs led 11-9. Fresno State evened the close set 18-18 and went on a short 3-0 run taking a 20-18 lead.

     

     

    The Bulldogs fell behind by two late in the third set, but a kill from Brand started a 5-0 run giving the `Dogs the win 25-22. Fresno State won the match 3-0.

    Wild led the defense with a total of 16 digs and recorded a service ace. She leads the conference with 28 aces on the year.

    The `Dogs host Colorado State on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Save Mart Center, which starts a four-game homestand.

    "Discover Fresno State Athletics!" -- Bulldog volleyball returns to the Save Mart Center on Oct. 11 to face Colorado State at 7 p.m. Tune into the home of Fresno State volleyball, ESPN 790, for game day action.

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