San Francisco opened up on fire offensively, hitting at a .349 clip in game one, while limiting the Gaels to a .125 percentage. Saint Mary?s battled back from a five point deficit in game two to seize the win, but the Dons responded with a 12-point win in game three. In the deciding game four, USF held a 29-24 advantage, but the Gaels made things interesting, reeling off three unanswered points, before the Dons put the match away.
Senior outside hitter Amanda Willnerd enjoyed a solid game for USF with 19 kills on .311 hitting to go along with 18 digs and sophomore middle hitter Liz MacAusland continued her strong play of late equaling or setting career highs with her 12 kill, 15 dig and five block performance. Senior middle hitter Nikki Stover tallied 11 kills to go along with three blocks.
USF received outstanding defensive outings by sophomore opposite hitter Caroline Skacel and junior defensive specialist Francesca Pomilia and both recorded 15 digs. Sophomore setter April Scoggin dished out 56 assists and added 15 digs for the Dons.
Senior outside hitter Meagan Smith led the way offensively for Saint Mary?s with 18 kills, while Carla Vandenbark chipped in 12. Junior setter Brooke Lowry tallied 48 assists and 15 digs for the Gaels.