Sept. 2, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Utah State's women's volleyball team lost its first match of the season to Kansas State in five games (28-30, 30-24, 29-31, 30-28, 8-15) at the 2005 C&C Services Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday. Utah State falls to 4-1 on the season with the loss, while Kansas State improves to 4-0 with the win.
Senior Zuzana Cernianska (Prague, Czech Republic) led Utah State with 21 kills to along with 12 digs, while senior Erin Graybill (Sandy, Utah) added 14 kills and a career-high tying 10 total blocks. Junior Dominique Arsenault (Quebec City, Quebec) recorded her first double-double of the season with 60 assists and 16 digs.
Utah State won almost every statistical category recording more kills (72-71), more digs (64-59), and more team blocks (17.5-14.0), and even had fewer hitting errors (31-35) than the Wildcats. Kansas State did record one more service ace (7-6) and four fewer service errors (8-12) in the match.
After out-hitting Kansas State in three of the four previous games, USU hit just .062 (5-4-16) in the deciding game, while the Wildcats hit a blistering .571 (10-2-14).
Utah State will conclude the tournament on Sat., Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. against host Arkansas before opening its home season on Tues., Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. against the University of Utah in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Kansas State 3, Utah State 2 USU 28 30 29 30 8 KSU 30 24 31 28 15