Seilhamer Leads The Way In No. 19 USC's 3-0 Sweep Over Arizona State

Oct. 21, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- Junior libero Debora Seilhamer set a school record for most digs (27) in a three-set match Friday as the No. 19 USC Women of Troy swept the Arizona State Sun Devils, 3-0 (30-28, 30-22, 31-29), at the Lyon Center. Seilhamer also registered her 1,000th career dig and now has a total of 1,006 digs.

Last season, Seilhamer set the school record for most digs in a five-game match with 45 and tied the school record earlier this season for most digs in a four-game match (36) on Sept. 9 vs. Notre Dame.

Senior Staci Venski had 20 kills for USC (9-7, 5-3) while senior two-time All-American middle blocker Bibiana Candelas added 17 kills (.381 percentage) with six digs and two solo blocks.

Nicole Morton had 17 kills in a losing cause for Arizona State, who fell to 6-12 on the season and 1-7 in Pac-10 play.

The Women of Troy led in the first game, but the Sun Devils clawed to a 28-28 tie late before Venski and block assists from Katelyn Bishop and Kelli Tennant closed out the game win.

After a 6-0 deficit in the second game, the Sun Devils once again rallied as both teams battled through most of the game. At 20-17, USC pulled away with six straight points to pace a 2-0 lead in the match.

Seilhamer had 15 digs in game three after USC had to rally from a seven-point deficit at 15-8. Down 25-23, Candelas took over as she personally outscored ASU, 5-2, with three kills, a service ace and a solo block.

Freshman Kelli Tennant (USC) led all starters with a .500 hitting night (8-0-16).

USC hosts No. 8 Arizona tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Lyon Center.

ASU	28-22-29USC	30-30-31

Records: Arizona State (6-12, 1-7), USC (9-7, 5-3)Kills: Nicole Morton 17 (ASU), Staci Venski 20 (USC)Team Attack: ASU USC1 .333 .2862 .087 .3273 .161 .175Totals .190 .257

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