The Bulls, 10-14 (4-8), are on the road as they take on Temple. The Owls are 18-6 (9-3) on the season and 6-1 at home this year. They beat the Bulls back on October 5th in Tampa 3 sets to nothing. USF will look to return the favor in this game (game begins at 7 PM).
Temple is led by sophomore outside hitter Tyler Davis. She has 233 kills, 7 assists, 129 digs, and 32 blocks. She had 10 kills and 7 digs in the first meeting. Freshman outside hitter Dara Peric has 214 kills, 22 assists, 19 service aces, and 270 digs on the year. She had 10 kills and 9 digs in the first game. Junior defensive specialist/libero Alyssa Drachslin has 57 assists on the year and leads the team with 415 digs. She had 12 digs and 2 assists in the first game. Junior setter Sandra Sydlik has 56 kills, 862 assists, and 233 digs on the year. She led the Owls with 39 assists (6 digs) in the first game.
For USF to pull the upset in this game, they will need another huge game from Erin Fairs. She had 13 kills and 5 digs in the first game, but didn’t have enough support from her teammates. Brittany Kelly, who had 6 kills in the first game, among others, will all need to step up in this one. Right now, the Bulls are trying to get back to .500 and it will be a tall task on the road against one of the best teams in the conference. Let’s hope they can pull the upset in Philadelphia.