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Saturday August 27, 2005 - FPU Invitational
Sunbirds make it 13 in a row

Box score

The Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds made a strong statement tonight sweeping Notre Dame de Namur 30-14, 30-17, 30-23 to go 4-0 on the season.

With the win the Sunbirds also claimed their 13th consecutive FPU Invitational Championship and 16th in 22 years.

FPU hit .485 for the match while their defense held the visitors to .085.

Freshman Brittany Pierce led FPU with 17 kills on 29 swings with only one error for a .552 attack efficiency. Pierce also had 11 digs, as did Katie Wild.

Marin Shilling, an all-tournament pick, added 12 kills and four blocks. Lorena Zuleta, the tournament MVP, added eight kills and five blocks.

Concordia, also with a 4-0 record, was the runner-up. Both teams swept their four opponents on route to scoring 360 points. The Eagles, however, yielded 281 points to their opponents while FPU allowed 226 poins.

Next up for the Sunbirds are the Fresno State Bulldogs. Tuesday's exhibition match begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Center.

All-Tournament team: Christina Perkins - Biola; Yajaira Prado - California Baptist; Colleen Walker - Azusa Pacific; Chie Inoue - Concordia; Marin Shilling - FPU; Hannah Timboe - Biola; MVP Lorena Zuleta Fresno Pacific.

Saturday August 27, 2005 - FPU Invitational
Sunbirds sweep #16 Cornerstone

Box score

The Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds made it three in a row with a 30-18, 30-21, 30-20 win over Cornerstone of Michigan.

Marin Shilling (19 kills) and Brittany Pierce (16 kills, 14 digs) again led the way for the 3-0 Sunbirds. Lorena Zuleta and Thais Julio also reached double figures with 13 ans 10 kills, respectively.

FPU will face a Notre Dame de Namur at 7:00 p.m.

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Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.

2005 FPU vs.
W-L
Rec
BELLEVUE, NE
OREGON TECH
CORNERSTONE, MI
NOTRE DAME
FRESNO STATE
Texas Wesleyan
Holy Names
Redlands
Lindsey Wilson, KY
@ Biola *
ALUMNI
@ Hope International *
CONCORDIA *
AZUSA PACIFIC *
@ Californnia Baptist *
CSU BAKERSFIELD
@ The Master's *
WESTMONT *
@ CSU Bakersfield
@ San Diego Christian *
@ Pt Loma Nazarene *
BIOLA *
THE MASTER'S *
VANGUARD *
HOPE INTERNATIONAL *
@ Concordia *
@ Azusa Pacific *
CALIFORNIA BAPTIST *
@ Vanguard
@ Westmont *
@ CSU Stanislaus
PT LOMA NAZARENE *
SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN *
NAIA Region 2 Championship
MENLO
PT LOMA NAZARENE
CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
NAIA National Championship
#17Albertson, Idaho
#16 Lee, Tennessee
#9 Houston Baptist, Texas
#8 Gerorgetown, Kentucky
#2 California Baptist
Bold CAPS = Home contests
* Golden State Athletic Confernece match

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