Bulldogs Fall to Aztecs
Lauren Albertson led the 'Dogs offense hitting .478 with 11 kills against SDSU.
Lauren Albertson led the 'Dogs offense hitting .478 with 11 kills against SDSU.

Nov. 3, 2012

Box Score

By Theresa Kurtz

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State volleyball team fell to San Diego State in four sets on Saturday afternoon in the Save Mart Center. The Bulldogs (16-9, 7-4 MW) opened the match with a strong first set win and the Aztecs stole the momentum taking three-straight sets for the victory.

Junior Lauren Albertson led the `Dogs offense hitting .478 with 11 kills. She also added an assisted block in the match.

Outside hitter Korrin Wild posted her 13th double-double of the season with 14 kills and 13 digs. She also contributed a service ace. Setter Barbara Alcantara led the squad with three aces.

Wild scored the first point of the match with a kill from the outside. She gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead over the Aztecs with her first service ace of the afternoon. The Bulldogs lead extended to 8-3 with a powerful kill in the middle of the net from Maci Murdock.

A service ace from Alcantara increased the `Dogs lead to 12-9 over the Aztecs in the opening set. Albertson and Megan Callahan combined for a block giving the Bulldogs a 22-19 advantage. Callahan recorded a block for set-point as the Bulldogs opened the match with a 25-22 first set victory. Callahan had two solo and one assisted blocks for a total of three blocks in the first set. She ended the match with a total of four blocks.

Fresno State trailed by three to start the second set, but a cut the Aztecs lead to one with a kill from Albertson. San Diego State held a seven-point lead over the Bulldogs late in the second set. The Aztecs even the match 1-1 after winning the second set 25-17.

In the third set, SDSU opened with a 6-1 run forcing Netherby-Sewell to call a timeout in attempt to slow the Aztecs momentum. The Bulldogs capitalized on a pair of Aztec errors as the momentum shifted and the `Dogs narrowed SDSU's lead to 13-10. San Diego State held on to win the third set 25-19 taking a 2-1 lead in the match.



Jaimee-Lee Morrow came off the bench to record a pair of aces as the `Dogs trailed SDSU 15-13 in the fourth set. San Diego State held on to win a close fourth set 25-23 to win the match.

The Bulldogs hit the road next week to face Colorado State and Wyoming.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" -- Bulldog volleyball returns to the Save Mart Center on Nov. 13 to face UC Irvine at 7 p.m. Tune into the home of Fresno State volleyball, ESPN 790, for game day action.

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