Sept. 21, 2007
(San Francisco) - USF volleyball let game one get away, but won three straight games against Cal State Bakersfield Friday night in 29-31, 30-24, 30-25, 30-18 non-conference action at War Memorial Gym. The Dons (10-5) hit .342 in collecting their 10th win of the season and limited the Roadrunners (4-11) to a .137 clip.
Senior honors candidate Kristin Hasselberg slammed a career-high 21 kills on .292 hitting to go along with five digs and four blocks. Hasselberg moved into third place on the USF career kills list with 1,356, passing USF Hall-of-Famer Lisa Tschannen (1989-92), who tallied 1,339. USF Legend of the Hilltop Melanie Kaiser sits in second place at 1,468.
Freshman opposite hitter Sarah Mandala continued to produce for the Dons, adding 15 kills on .357 hitting to go along with five digs and two blocks. Junior middle blocker Carly Babin chipped in 14 kills on .500 attacking and recorded seven blocks (one solo).
Junior setter Darcy Carroll turned in her second double-double night of the season with 57 assists and 13 digs to go along with four blocks (one solo), while senior libero Brynn Maurer added a match-high 29 digs.
San Francisco held a huge 68-49 kills advantage, a 13.0-5.0 block edge and enjoyed a 76-55 digs lead.
Senior middle blocker Melissa Myers had a team-high 12 kills for CSUB, while junior outside hitter Sarah Norman added 11 and junior middle blocker Rosemary Stribling chipped in with 10 for the Roadrunners.
USF returns to action when it takes on Cornell in its final non-conference match of the season Saturday, September 22. First serve against the Big Red is set for 5:00 PM at War Memorial Gym.