USF Volleyball returns home to face Buffalo and FIU

Posted: September 5, 2014 in Volleyball

The Bulls return home, hoping to get their first victories after an 0-3 start on the road against some of the best teams in the NCAA. USF will be hosting Buffalo and FIU (game one at 2 PM and game two at 7 PM) as they begin the USF Invitational.

USF starts with Buffalo. The Bulls entering the weekend with an 2-2 record. Buffalo is led by junior outside hitter Tahleia Bishop who has 45 kills on the year with 36 digs and 6 blocks. Junior middle blocker Amber Hatchett has 40 kills and 9 blocks on the year. Sophomore setter Megan Lin has 5 kills, 140 assists, 5 service aces and 22 digs on the season. Freshman defensive specialist Niki Bozinoski has 7 assists and 64 digs on the year to round out their top players. Buffalo will be a tough test, but not as nearly tough as the first games the Bulls had to start the season.

In the second game, USF will be facing FIU who has a 1-3 record entering the tournament. The Panthers are led by junior outside hitter Lucia Castro who has 49 kills, 4 service aces, 40 digs, and 4 blocks on the year. Senior outside hitter/right side hitter Martyna Gluchowiz has 35 kills, 40 digs, and 3 blocks on the year. Sophomore setter Anabela Sataric has 11 kills on the year, with 140 assists and 21 digs. Junior defensive specialist/libero Adriana McLamb who has 43 digs and 16 assists on the year to round out their club. This is another team the Bulls should be able to handle and hopefully get a victory against as well.

The Bulls will return to action on Sunday at 11 AM as they finish the tournament with South Carolina State.

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