Sept. 12, 2006
(San Francisco) - USF volleyball recorded its seventh straight win in impressive fashion with a 30-26, 30-20, 30-18 sweep of UC Davis Tuesday in non-conference action at War Memorial Gym. The Dons (9-1) hit .367 for the match and hit .421 in games two and three against the Aggies (1-7).
Junior outside hitter Kristin Hasselberg once again led the way for the Dons offensively, recording a team-high 15 kills - with eight coming in game two - on .520 hitting with just two errors in 25 attacks. Sophomore middle blocker Alix Gombos tallied 11 kills on .600 hitting in just two games, while freshman outside hitter Anna Berger also added 11 kills for the Dons.
USF's setting tandem enjoyed a solid night as nine Dons recorded at least one kill, while six recorded four or more in the match. Sophomore Darcy Carroll dished out a team-high 25 to go along with four kills and five digs, while senior Jamie Kartchner chipped in 20 with six digs.
Freshman libero Haley Carroll keyed a solid San Francisco defensive effort with a team-high 12 digs, while sophomore middle blocker Carly Babin recorded seven blocks (one solo) to go along with seven kills on .400 hitting. Junior outside hitter Brynn Maurer added 10 digs for the Dons.
San Francisco held a 58-37 kills advantage and limited the Aggies to a .126 hitting percentage, including a .054 mark in game two. USF won the defensive battles 46-41 in digs and 11-5 in blocks in a match featuring just seven tie scores and one lead change.
Senior opposite Nicole Read recorded a match-high 18 kills on .295 hitting for the Aggies, while freshman libero Avreeta Singh posted a match-high 17 digs.
USF returns to action Friday, September 15, when it competes in the 2006 Marquette Challenge. The Dons square off against the host Golden Eagles in the opener, scheduled for a 5:00 PM (PT) first serve at the McGuire Center.