Bibiana Candelas Has Career Night In 3-1 Win At Arizona State

Nov. 20, 2005

(courtesy Arizona State Sports Information)

TEMPE, Ariz. - Senior Bibiana Candelas had a career night with 35 kills as the No. 14 USC Women of Troy held off a pesky Sun Devils squad to earn a 3-1 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. USC took game one 30-22, but the Sun Devils fought back to take game two 33-31. USC came back to win the final two games, 30-26 and 30-17.

Candelas hit .451 on the night (35-3-71) as she also had a career-high 39 points with one service ace, two solo blocks and two block assists.

Junior libero Debora Seilhamer set another school record with 39 digs, the most in a four-game match at USC. Seilhamer earlier tied the record with 36 digs on Sept. 9 against Notre Dame.

USC improves to 15-9 overall, 11-5 in Pac-10 play while Arizona State fell to 7-19 on the season and 2-14 in conference.

ASU was led once again by Sydney Donahue, who recorded 40 digs, her second match of the season with 40 or more digs. It is the 14th time this season she has posted 20 or more digs, and has reached double digit digs in all but three contests. Junior Nicole Morton led the Sun Devils with 22 kills.

The Women of Troy took game one 30-22, but the Sun Devils battled back in the second game to win 33-31. Game two featured seven lead changes and 18 ties. USC and ASU played a tight game three, but the Women of Troy were able to pull away and carry the momentum over to game four, where they never trailed.

USC will finish the regular season next week with home matches against Cal on Friday (Nov. 25) at 7 p.m. and Stanford on Saturday (Nov. 26), also at 7 p.m. Saturday's game against Stanford will be Senior Night for Candelas, Staci Venski and Nena Siljegovic.

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