Dogs welcome Spartans & Wolf Pack


The Bulldogs are on a four-match home winning streak.

The Breakdown

  • The 'Dogs return home to host San Jose State on Thursday and Nevada on Sunday.
  • The Bulldogs are on a four-match home winning streak.

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State volleyball team returns home to host San Jose State and Nevada.

Fresno State (7-7, 3-3 MW) vs. San Jose State (10-7, 4-3 MW)

Oct. 14, 2021 • 6 P.M. PT • Save Mart Center • Fresno, Calif.

Series History: San Jose State leads 52-37 • Last: FS 3-2 (2/19/21)

Fresno State (7-7, 3-3 MW) vs. Nevada (3-15, 0-7 MW)

Oct. 17, 2021 • 1 P.M. PT • Save Mart Center • Fresno, Calif.

Series History: Fresno State leads 29-27 • Last: FS 3-0 (4/1/21)

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Sunday: Dogs Give Back Day/Abilities Day

Bulldog Bones

  • Fresno State returns home to host San Jose State and Nevada this week.
  • The Bulldogs went 1-1 on the road last week with a five-set win over San Diego State and fell in straight sets at UNLV.
  • The 'Dogs are 4-3 at home against San Jose State and 6-2 at home vs. Nevada as members of the MW.
  • Fresno State earned wins in Fresno over SJSU in 2013, 2014 and a pair in the spring while the 'Dogs have notched wins over the Wolf Pack in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
  • The 'Dogs sit in a tie with Boise State for sixth in the Mountain West
  • The Bulldogs rank fourth in the MW and 33rd in the nation in service aces per set (1.81).
  • Kasey Purry notched a career-high nine blocks in the win over San Diego State.

By The Numbers

3 - The 'Dogs have won three in a row at home over Nevada

21 – Desiree Sukhov is one of only 21 players in Division I to record a triple-double this season

30 - Sukhov ranks third in the MW & 30th in the nation in aces per set (0.48)

Glance back at last week

  • The 'Dogs earned their second five-set win of the season last week at San Diego State before falling in straight sets at UNLV.
  • The Bulldogs picked up their first road win of the year in San Diego.

Sukhov sitting top 10 in a pair of career marks

  • Having played in 54 matches and 194 sets in her three-year Bulldog career, Sukhov ranks second in program history in aces per set (0.42) and is eighth in kills per set (3.40). She has registered 660 kills, 457 digs and 81 service aces.

'Dogs unbeaten when

  • The Bulldogs are 7-0 when leading their opponents in aces and 6-0 when leading in hitting percentage and kills.

2021 MW/NCAA rankings

  • Service aces per set: 1.81 (4th MW/33rd NCAA)
  • Total service aces: 94 (7th MW/115th NCAA)
  • Blocks per set: 2.10 (7th MW/143rd NCAA)
  • Assists per set: 10.62 (9th MW/255th NCAA)
  • Desiree Sukhov: Service aces per set: 0.48 (3rd MW/30th NCAA)
  • Sukhov: Service Aces: 25 (4th MW/70th NCAA)
  • Kasey Purry: 1.10 (8th MW/130th NCAA)

Scouting San Jose State

  • San Jose State is 10-7 on the season with a 4-3 record in the MW.
  • SJSU took down Nevada in a sweet at home on Tuesday evening winning sets, 26-24, 25-22, 25-13.
  • The Spartans are 3-4 on the road with its last road victory at Boise State in five sets on Sept. 30.
  • SJSU, who was chosen eighth in the MW preseason poll, posted a 7-9 record in the spring and finished seventh in the MW.
  • The Spartans lead the MW in service aces per set (2.03), assists per set (12.43), digs per set (15.23), kills per set (13.30) and team attacks per set (35.97).
  • Sophomore setter Mia Schafer sits atop the MW in assists per set (10.77) and is fifth in aces per set (0.42). Sarah Smevog sits third in the MW in digs per set (4.47).

Scouting Nevada

  • Nevada is 3-15 on the season with a 0-7 mark in the MW.
  • The Wolf Pack fell in straight sets at San Jose State on Tuesday.
  • The Wolf Pack are 0-6 on the road, but have earned wins over Sacramento State and CSUN at home and San Francisco on a neutral court.
  • Nevada went 3-12 in the spring and finished 11th in the MW.
  • The Wolf Pack rank second in the MW in conference in team attacks per set (34.23) and are eighth in aces per set (1.33) & total blocks (118.0).
  • Sydney Petersen ranks fifth in the MW and 67th in the nation in hitting percentage (.363).

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