Junior middle blocker Teresa Russell and senior middle blocker Nikki Stover each tallied eight kills apiece for USF, and Russell had a match-high 14 digs. Stover was a force at the net for San Francisco and tallied six blocks, just one shy of her career-high in earning all-tournament honors. Sophomore outside hitter Caroline Skacel dug 11 for USF.
San Francisco could not find an answer for Wise or Ladusaw, who powered a match-high 16 kills on .333 hitting to go along with four blocks and six digs. Cincinnati hit .263 as a team and Laura Lauder dished out a match-high 35 assists. The Bearcats put up a big block and finished the night with 11.5 team blocks.
USF returns to action Sunday when they host Centenary in a 3:00 PM match at War Memorial Gym.
MVP ?? Bonita Wise, Jr. MB ?? Cincinnati
Trish Ladusaw, Jr. OH - Cincinnati
Michele Rauter, So. OH ?? Wyoming
Abby Simon, Jr. OF ?? Furman
Becky Stahl, Fr. OH - Cincinnati
Nikki Stover, Sr. MB ?? USF
Amanda Willnerd, Sr. OH ?? USF