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Friday, October 22, 1999
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Volume 65, Issue 44

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Before week-long break, Cougars defeat South Florida 3-1 on the road

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The UH volleyball team got back on the winning track Thursday by defeating Conference USA rival South Florida 3-1 in Tampa, Fla.

The Cougars lost their fourth game in a row when they gave up Game 1 to the Bulls 12-15, but came back to win three games in a row, all by a score of 15-9.

Prior to the victory, Houston had its 11-match winning streak snapped at the hands of DePaul at Hofheinz Pavilion. UH won the first two games before losing three straight. It was the Cougars' first conference loss of the season.

With the win, Houston improves to 14-6, 9-1 in C-USA. The Bulls are now 9-12 overall and 4-6 in conference play.

The Cougars were led by Jillian King's 17 kills, followed by Bobbi Stewart's 16 and Kristen Guidish's and Stephanie Heiskell's 12 each.

The Bulls were led by Lori Gribben's 18 kills while Rachelle Paul and Maryann Mooney each contributed 13 kills. Kelly Mathiasmeier had 12 and Cristina Bush added 10.

On the defensive end, Houston was led by the fierce play of Guidish, who had 25 defensive digs. Morgan Wallen added 21 while Stewart and King added 12 and 11, respectively.

Houston will be off this weekend and won't play until Oct. 29 when it travels to Memphis to take on the Tigers at Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

UH defeated the Tigers 3-0 on Oct. 10 at Hofheinz Pavilion. The win marked UH head volleyball coach Bill Walton's 500th career victory.

On Oct. 31, the Cougars will travel to Birmingham to take on Alabama-Birmingham. The Cougars also defeated UAB earlier this year at Hofheinz Pavilion by a match score of 3-0.
 

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