Friday September 2, 2005 - Concordia Invitational
FPU improves to 6-0 with pair of sweeps today in Irvine
Irvine - The Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds ran their early season record to 6-0 with a pair of 3-game sweeps in Irvine today.
Thais Julio hammered 20 kills this morning as the Sunbirds dismissed the 8th-ranked Texas Wesleyan 30-23, 30-28, 30-24. Brittany Pierce added nine kills, seven digs and four services aces. Setter Shu Liu handed out 39 assists and also had seven kills
Head coach Dennis Janzen rested Julio and Liu against Holy Names. Pierce picked up much of the slack registering 16 kills and 16 digs to lead the Sunbirds to a 30-25, 30-21, 30-26 sweep of Holy Names. Deanna Richards and Marin Shilling added 10 and nine kills, respectively, while Gera Bahr had 10 digs.
"We didn't play great," said Janzen. "But we played good enough to win."
Tomorrow FPU faces Redlands at 9:00 a.m. and Lindsey Wilson, of Kentucky 3:00 p.m.
Saturday September 3, 2005
Sunbirds at the Concordia Invitational
def. Redlands 30-21, 30-20, 30-22
vs. Lindsey Wilson, Kentucky (3:00) on Saturday.
FPU vs. Fresno State will be televised on tape delay by Comcast TV Cable 14. Broadcast times are:
Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, September 2, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 3, noon and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, noon and 8:30 PM
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.