No. 19 USC Upsets No. 8 Arizona, 3-1, In Pac-10 Tilt
Oct. 22, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- Senior Staci Venski had a team-high 22 kills Saturday as the No. 19 USC Women of Troy upset the No. 8 Arizona Wildcats, 3-1 (30-28, 27-30, 30-28, 30-23), in Pac-10 Conference action at the Lyon Center. It was USC's seventh straight win against Arizona.
USC is now 10-7 on the season and 6-3 in the Pac-10 as the Women of Troy have won six of their last seven matches. Arizona falls to 15-3 overall and 7-2 in conference.
Kim Glass matched Venski's effort for the Wildcats with 22 kills.
Venski hit .375 for the match (22-4-48) while Bibiana Candelas had 16 kills and a .333 night (16-2-42).
In the first game, both teams started a side out rally with USC up 19-17. Katelyn Bishop's service ace made it a 29-26 lead before the Wildcats added two points. Venski provided the final kill for a 1-0 lead.
USC attempted to take command in the second game after being down 25-20. The Women of Troy used a 7-1 run, but Arizona used a kill and service ace by Glass to propel four straight points to even the match.
Both teams battled to a 28-28 score in the third game before Venski and Diane Copenhagen registered kills to take a 2-1 advantage. USC broke away with a 7-1 run in the fourth to take control. After a 16-13 lead, USC forced Arizona into five attacking errors and two service errors en route to winning the match.
The Women of Troy will host UCLA next Friday (Oct. 29) in a 7 p.m. match that will be broadcast on a delayed basis on Fox Sports Net.
UA 28-30-28-23USC 30-27-30-30
Records: Arizona (15-3, 7-2), USC (10-7, 6-3)Kills: Kim Glass 22 (UA), Staci Venski 22 (USC)Team Attack: UA USC1 .283 .2002 .286 .2343 .200 .2294 .050 .256Totals .209 .228