Thursday, September 29, 2005
Sunbirds need four games to stop The Masters
Box score (30-11, 30-16, 28-30, 30-18)
Santa Clarity - The top-ranked Sunbirds needed four games to stop The Master's College Mustangs in Golden State Athletic Conference play tonight in Santa Clarita.
FPU breezed to a 30-11 win in Games One allowing head coach Dennis Janzen to clear his bench. The second team mirrored the starters Game One-effort and chalked up a 30-16 win. But they let a 22-18 lead slip away and eventually lost Game Three 30-28.
Janzen re-inserted his starters in Game Four to finish it. They did.
Janzen did not hide \his disappointment. I thought we played well in Games One and Two, but I'm disappointed with our effort in Game Three. That is not who we are."
Marin Shilling and Brittany Pierce led FPU, now 15-0 and 6-0 in GSAC play, with 13 kills each. Shilling added five blocks while Pierce dug eight balls. Lorna Zuleta was a force at the net with 10 kills and four blocks.
FPU's Game Three loss tonight was only the second of the season. The other coming September 2 in La Mirada.
FPU returns to action this Saturday when the host the Westmont College Warriors. The first ball will be served at 3:00 p.m.
FPU: 15-0, 6-0
The Masters: 6-10, 2-6
This match will be broadcast by KXEX Sporting News Radio AM 1550. Robert Langpaap calls the action, beginning 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.