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Volleyball Opens At Home 

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            Release: 09/12/2007

     

 

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Nakia Williams 

TAMPA, Fla.  –  The University of South Florida volleyball team will open up its 2007 campaign at home Thursday, facing in-state rival Central Florida at 7 p.m. in The Corral.

The match against the Golden Knights is the first of the USF Best Western Invitational and will feature a student pizza tailgate starting at 6 p.m. outside The Corral. The first 200 attended fans will also receive t-shirts. The Bulls will continue action on Friday when they face Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. USF closes out the tournament against George Mason on Saturday at 5 p.m. The contest is designated as the Jr. Bulls match.

The Bulls enter this weekend’s action riding a five-match win streak for a 5-1 slate on the year. USF is coming off winning the Wright State Raider Challenge last weekend when it posted a perfect 3-0 record.

– including a commanding 19-1 slateAgainst UCF, the Bulls own a 46-24 edge at home – in the all-time series history which dates back to Oct. 17, 1974. On the year, the Golden Knights have a 6-5 record, including winning their last four.

The Friday match will be the first meeting between USF and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Islanders have a 3-6 slate on the year and are coming off a 3-0 victory over Texas Pan-American.

USF and George Mason have only faced each once, with the Bulls coming out on top, 3-0, on Oct. 13, 1997. The Patriots have a 6-3 mark in 2007 and have won four of their last five matches.

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And to top it off, our VB players are hawt!

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Just for you information:

USF womens Volleyball swept out ucIf like yesterdays trash by sweeping the lady kaniggts out 3-0.......

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Volleyball Sweeps UCF In Home Opener 

Courtesy: USF

            Release: 09/13/2007

     

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Courtesy: USF

http://www.gousfbulls.com/

TAMPA, Fla.  –  In its home opener Thursday night, the University of South Florida volleyball team extended its win streak to six matches with a 3-0 (30-21, 30-25, 30-26) sweep of in-state foe Central Florida.

With the victory, the Bulls record improves to 6-1, while the Golden Knights’ drops to 6-6.

In front of a near capacity crowd at The Corral, USF opened the Best Western Tournament on a winning note with a 1-0 slate. The Bulls will look to continue their momentum into Friday’s action against Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. in hopes of capturing their second tournament title.

“Our girls have been real geared up for this home opener, especially being against UCF which is such a big in-state rivalry,†coach Claire Lessinger said. “To walk into a packed house like this, you just can’t really explain what the girls felt on the court tonight. That environment is so motivating and I am really appreciative of the people that came out, as well as our marketing department that helped promote this match.â€Â

On the night, Marcela Gurgel led the Bulls’ offense with 11 kills, while Kristina Fabris led the team defensively with 13 digs.

Sophomore Alli Arbogast continued her strong blocking effort and led all players on the court with 5.0 blocks.

Although the Bulls didn’t have their best offensive showing on the night, their offensive attack out-played UCF, hitting .162 to the Golden Knights’ .043. in addition, the Golden Knights were forced into committing 31 attacking errors, slowing their momentum.

USF’s success on the evening was its play at the net and its serving. Although the Bulls tallied 9.0 total blocks to UCF’s 6.0, USF slowed the Golden Knights rhythm by stopping the ball at the net and continuing play on UCF’s side. The Bulls were also strategic in their serving and tallied nine aces, four by Gurgel.

“I was just really pleased with our serving and blocking,†Lessinger said. “I thought that was where we scored points tonight. We could have done a little better on defending their best attacker, who still hit well, but I really loved the energy that our kids brought to the floor tonight in front of this crowd and hopefully we can get this crowd back for tomorrow.â€Â

In the end, the Bulls came out on top because they limited their mistakes and didn’t make costly errors, committing 21 fewer errors than UCF.

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