Niagara Gazette


September 2, 2007

UBEAT: Garcia gets digs record


Sept. 2

Staff Report

Lizaiha Garcia set a Buffalo volleyball record for career digs on Saturday as the Bulls split two matches against Big East foes in Western New York Invitational action at Alumni Arena.

Garcia, a senior libero, had 22 digs in a win against South Florida and 11 in a loss to West Virginia, giving her 1,531 for her career, six more than the previous record held by Ann Reed.

UB’s 28-30, 30-23, 25-30, 31-29, 15-8 win over South Florida was its first of the season. UB had not won a game in five matches prior to Saturday.

The Bulls fought back from a 29-27 deficit in the fourth game. Garcia served up four of the final five points in the fifth game. Claudia Neba led the way with 12 kills. Marissa Hornbaker had a career-high 11 kills and freshman Richelle Bigelow recorded her second double-double with 10 kills and 16 digs. Freshman setter Lindsey Schlegel added 20 digs.

In the nightcap at Alumni Arena, West Virginia improved to 4-1 with a 30-24, 30-21, 30-18 victory.

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Guzman makes Colts roster

Sept. 2

Posted by Jonah Bronstein

UB football alum Ramon Guzman has made the Indianopolis Colts 53-man roster after a strong preseason with defending champs. Guzman signed with the Colts as a free agent hours after April’s draft ended.

Guzman is the only former Bull currently in the NFL. Tight end Chad Upshaw, who also signed in the draft’s aftermath, was cut by the Carolina Panthers. Cornerback Gemara Williams was released by New England last month and tight end/long snapper Adam Johnson’s three-year NFL run ended this offseason.

• RELATED: Our training camp feature on Trevor Scott foolishly stated that the Bulls have never had a player drafted to the NFL. (It's since been changed).

In fact, the Bulls have had six players drafted, most recently WR Drew Haddad, who was taken in the seventh round by the Bills. The others: OT Les Molnar (1964), OT Frank Woidzik (1958), C Lou Reale (1959), DE Gerry Philbin (1964) and OT Ed Ellis (1997).

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