Saturday, September 10, 2005
Sunbirds def. the Alumni 3-2
Fresno - Freshman opposite hitter Thais Julio led the Sunbirds to an entertaining 30-22, 28-30, 30-20, 28-30, 15-10 win over the FPU Alumni in the Special Events Center tonight.
Julio had 21 kills and 14 digs and had help from by Marin Shilling (14 kills) and Deanna Richards (11) . Freshman setter Allanah Munson contributed 51 assists.
The Sunbirds, sporting a perfect 9-0 record and ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, return to Golden State Athletic conference action on Tuesday in Fullerton when they face Hope International.
Next match in the Special Events Center is Saturday, September 17, when the Sunbirds host the No.5 Concordia University Eagles. The first ball will be served at 3:00 p.m.
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.