Fresno State scored a comeback volleyball victory Friday night at San Jose State, rallying to win the last three sets of the match to keep hold of second place in the Mountain West Conference.
Moments earlier, the Bulldogs women's soccer team — also in second place in the MWC — pulled out a victory of its own at San Jose State.
In the gym, Marissa Brand had 22 kills to lead the Bulldogs to the 22-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-13, 15-12 victory. Fresno State committed seven errors in each of the first two sets before settling in.
Korrin Wild had 15 kills and a team-high 19 digs in the Bulldogs' eighth win in their past nine matches. Katie Pearson served nine aces for Fresno State, which improved to 15-9 overall and 9-3 in the MWC. Colorado State (20-0, 11-0) leads the standings; New Mexico (18-4, 8-3) and Utah State (15-7, 8-3) are tied for third.
San Jose State (5-17, 2-9) is 10th out of 11 teams.
Fresno State wrapped up second place in the MWC with a 1-0 victory at San Jose State.
Shonice Myers tapped in the winning goal in the 88th minute on a cross from Jaycee Bingham. The Bulldogs (10-7-2, 7-2-1 MWC) beat the Spartans (3-12-2, 1-8) to run their unbeaten streak at eight games. Goalkeeper Katie DeVault had two saves in Fresno State's seventh shutout this season.
Fresno State sophomore Annemarie Schwanz earned second-team All-Mountain West with an 11th-place finish at the conference meet in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Running at over a mile high and in the coldest temperatures they've faced all season, the Bulldogs men finished seventh out of eight teams and the women placed eighth out of 11 teams.
Schwanz had the best Fresno State finish of the day, improving 30 places over last year's conference-meet performance with a time of 22 minutes, 8.53 seconds on the 6-kilometer course on the Eisenhower Golf Club at the Air Force Academy.
Bulldogs senior Saylah Barserian (22:57.16) finished 36th and Julianne Jacques (22:58.52) was 38th.
Seniors Danny Vartanian and Kevin Poythress were the top Bulldogs men, as they have been in all five races this season. Vartanian ran an 8K course in 25:28.77 to place 37th. Poythress (26:30.86) was 52nd.
New Mexico swept the team titles.
Fresno State is 11th out of 12 teams heading into the final round of the three-day Pacific Invitational at Stockton Golf & Country Club.
The Bulldogs stood at 22 over par as a team after Friday's second round; leader Brigham Young was at 22-under.
Neil Bautista shot 1-under 70 for an even-par 142 total, good for 18th place to lead the Bulldogs. He's 12 back of tournament leader Joe Parkinson of BYU.
Fresno State's No. 2 golfer, Troix Tonkham, shot par-71 to reach 29th place, 3 over par for the tournament.
Fresno State won five of its six matches on the opening day of the Pacific Tiger Invitational in Stockton.
The Bulldogs won both of their doubles matches — Sam MacNeil and Sai Kartik beat a team from Sonoma State 8-3, and Adriaan DuToit and John Darmstaedter beat a team from Holy Names 8-6.
In singles, Kartik beat Nathan Lewis of Saint Mary's 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the round of 16. MacNeil and Darmstaedter also advanced, with both their opponents withdrawing because of injuries. DuToit lost his match 6-3, 6-4, to Saint Mary's Thomas Hunt.
Fresno State won 13 combined singles and doubles matches on the opening day of the Bulldog Classic at the Wathen Center.
Claire Yang and Sofya Malysheva and Rana Sherif Ahmed and Sophie Watts won their matches and advanced to the doubles quarterfinals today at Sierra Sport & Racquet Club,
In singles, Yang, Malysheva, Sophie Watts, Anne Susdorf, Tanya Murtagh and Anneka Watts all won their matches for the Bulldogs.
Fresno State got its first team win of the season, defeating Sacred Heart (Conn.) 9-3 in Dover, Del.
The Bulldogs — who dropped three September matches to South Carolina, Auburn and Georgia — earned their first two points from Sarah Schroeder and Dayle Fischer in the equitation on the flat.
In western, Fresno State shut out Sacred Heart in horsemanship behind junior Kirsten McKillop who was named most outstanding rider in her event.