No. 6 USC Defeats Arizona, 3-1, At Galen Center
Nov. 3, 2006
LOS ANGELES - All-America candidate Asia Kaczor recorded 21 kills for a .347 evening as the No. 6 USC Women of Troy defeated the Arizona Wildcats, 3-1 (30-19, 28-30, 30-26, 30-21), in Pac-10 Conference action at Galen Center.
USC improved to 20-3 on the season and 9-3 in the Pac-10 Conference while Arizona fell to 10-14 overall, 1-11 in conference. It is the 10th time in the last 11 years that the USC program has registered 20 or more wins in a season.
Jessica Gysin and Diane Copenhagen registered double-doubles for the Women of Troy. Gysin had 16 kills and 10 digs while Copenhagen added 15 kills and 10 digs. Senior All-America libero Debora Seilhamer had 24 digs in the match for the Women of Troy.
Arizona had four players in double digits for kills, including Brooke Buringrud, who had a team-high 14 kills. Jacy Norton had 11 kills and hit .364 in the match for the Wildcats while Randy Goodenough had 10 kills and 10 block assists.
At 18-15 in the first game, USC pulled away with an 8-1 run. The Women of Troy cruised to the game victory, but faced a fierce Wildcat squad in the next game.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 6-1 lead in game two, but a 15-8 streak put the Women of Troy back on top at 16-14. Arizona once again went to its blocking to retake the lead, 22-16. USC chipped away and cut the deficit to 23-21, but Dosty used a kill and solo block to push the Wildcats ahead, 27-22. The Women of Troy tried to rally, but another Lamb/ Goodenough block salted the game away for the Wildcats.
With a 7-7 score in the third game, Arizona scored three straight as Lamb and Buringrud combined for the block for the 10-7 lead. Kaczor's kill and a Wildcat error aided the Women of Troy, who tied the game at 13 apiece. USC pulled away at 16-16 with five in a row as Carico used a '310' kill to spark the run. Gysin and Kaczor added kills late as the host Women of Troy took a 2-1 lead in the match.
Both teams battled to a 10-9 Arizona advantage in the fourth game. USC unleashed an 8-1 run, forging ahead by the 16-11 score. Dosty again sparked another Wildcat run as Buringrud's kill got Arizona to within one at 18-17. After USC's timeout, an Arizona service error led to four straight for the Women of Troy. USC was able to hold off the Wildcats late to earn the season sweep.
USC will host Arizona State tomorrow night in a 6 p.m. match at Galen Center.
UA 19-30-21-26USC 30-28-30-30
Records: Arizona (10-14, 1-11), USC (20-3, 9-3)Kills: Asia Kaczor 21 (USC); Brooke Buringrud 14 (UA)
Team: UA USC1 .026 .3232 .289 .1673 .303 .3514 .250 .216Totals .216 .249
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