`Dogs Down Roadrunners in Four Sets

Oct. 25, 2012

Box Score

By Theresa Kurtz

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Fresno State volleyball stepped out of conference action and defeated CSU Bakersfield in four sets (25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18) on the road Thursday to improve to 14-8 on the season.

"We love getting wins on the road," said head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell. "We passed we and our offense was dominant. Our blocking finally improved tonight. Hopefully we can continue to strengthen there to slow som big hitters in the MW. Our serving was strong tonight, which earned us some runs. We are looking to do the same against New Mexico."

Junior Korrin Wild led the offense with 24 kills hitting .444. She also added two service aces bring her league-high total to 37 on the season. Wild also added seven digs and two assisted blocks.

"I was really impressed with Korrin's power, steadfastness, and variety," said Netherby-Sewell. "She's a terminator."

Middle blocker Maci Murdock tallied 11 kills and hit a team best .450. The sophomore also led the team with six assisted blocks. Outside hitter Marissa Brand was a kill shy of her 12th double-double with nine kills and a match-high 15 digs.

The Bulldogs won the firsts two sets taking a 2-0 lead heading into intermission. The Roadrunners came out of the break winning the third set. The `Dogs answered by winning the third set to win the match earning their 14th match of the season.

Fresno State faces New Mexico on Oct. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" -- Bulldog volleyball returns to the Save Mart Center on Nov. 1 to face Nevada at 7 p.m. Tune into the home of Fresno State volleyball, ESPN 790, for game day action.