West Florida Volleyball wins GSC Match of the Week 3-1 over West Alabama Oct. 5, 2007 Box Score LIVINGSTON, Ala. – A slow start by the Argonauts, but a strong finish, in a hard fought match between two of the conferences’ top hitting teams. West Alabama won the first game 30-25, but UWF grabbed the momentum in game two and won 30-24 to even the match. The Third game went back and forth, but consecutive blocks by Danielle Spitzer and Kimberly Clark gave the Argos the lead at 26-25 and they held on for the win in the pivotal game three.Game four was also back and forth, with UWF holding a one to two point lead for most of the game before Jessica Crook and Gabriella Pedrosa had big kills to put the Tigers up 29-27. After a West Florida Timeout, Isabela Gualberto’s kill gave the Argos a little momentum and they scored four straight points to win the thrilling game four 31-29.Gualberto (Sr. / Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Porto Allegre, Brazil) both hit .455 for the Argos. Gualberto had 19 kills, while Rapach ended with 18 kills. Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) added 16 kills and hit .382 for the match. West Alabama was leading the conference in hitting, but the Argos held them to only .199 for the match.Coach Melissa Wolter was excited about the win, “This was a great volleyball match. West Alabama is a very good team and this game turned out to be a game of momentum and we had it at the right time. We wanted to stop Allison Nail, and did a decent job, but their #2 (Jessica Crook) and #10 (Gabriella Pedrosa) ended up being the toughest ones to stop.” Wolter also added, “we needed two or three people to step up big tonight and we did, it was a great team effort.”Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) had 55 assists for the Argos, while Rapach had 22 digs and Clark added 13 digs. Spitzer didn’t end with great numbers, but she had two very important kills and back to back blocks with Clark in the pivotal game three to give the Argos the momentum when they needed it.The Win moved the Argos to 20-2 on the year and 5-0 in the conference. West Alabama suffered their first loss of the season, as they are now 18-1, and 4-1 in the conference. UWF plays again on Saturday at Montevallo in a 2:00 match, so not much time for the Argos to rest following the hard fought win over West Alabama. Print Friendly Version Share
Coming into the third game of the season, sophomore Ashley Corral was charged with the difficult task of leading the USC women’s basketball team to beat her high school rival, Courtney Vandersloot, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the USC’s first road game.It proved too much to handle.Tough assignment · USC guard Ashley Corral held her formal high school rival, Courtney Vandersloot, to 11 points, but Vandersloot still ran the show, dishing out seven assists. Corral scored a team-high 23 for USC. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy struggled and shot only 29.2 percent from the field in a 70-58 loss to Gonzaga Wednesday night in Spokane, Wash.Vandersloot scored a modest 11 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field, but dished out a team-high seven assists to lead her team to victory.The Trojans couldn’t overcome a 34-21 first-half deficit in their first meeting with Gonzaga in program history.Corral scored a team-high 23 points and had five steals, but it was the Trojan’s lack of ball sharing that made the game a tough one.The Bulldogs made 15 assists compared to USC’s five.Vivian Frieson provided a spark for her team by leading the Bulldogs with a team-high 22 points on 5-10 shooting and nine rebounds.