La Verne 3, Chapman 0

Nov. 10, 2005

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The University of La Verne proved more than worthy of the top seed in the West Regional of the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Tournament on Thursday night in the Whitworth Fieldhouse as the Leopards rolled to a 30-19, 30-20, 30-23 win over Chapman University.

La Verne, ranked sixth in the latest CSTV/AVCA Division III poll, improved to 21-8. The Leopards will play Cal State East Bay in one of Friday night's semifinals. Chapman concluded its season with a record of 16-11.

Courtney Rollins had 11 kills and 13 digs for La Verne, while Mandy Sedia added 10 kills and a match-high six blocks. Lauren Friestad led ULV with 18 digs and Leslie Flores dished 42 assists. The Leopards hit .252 as a team.

Chapman was held to a .062 hitting percentage. No Panthers were able to crack double digits in kills. Christina Chambers led CU with nine. Stephanie Sczech added 10 digs and a team-high three blocks. Sheila Babayan finished with 29 assists.

La Verne pulled away from a 10-10 tie in the first game with a 9-3 run. The Leopards led 28-19 before ending the game on blocks by Sedia.

A kill by Nikkie Powers following three straight Leopard errors gave Chapman an early 13-9 lead in the second game. But La Verne fought back to tie the match 19-19 on a kill by Brianna Gonzales. The Leopards then went on to outscore Chapman 11-1 down the stretch.

La Verne jumped to an early 11-4 advantage in the third game following back to back kills by Gonzales. But Chapman battled back to within 20-17 on a kill by Sczech. The Leopards regrouped and eventually won the game on a Katherine Randall service ace.

                       Volleyball Box Score
              Chapman vs #6 La Verne (11-10-05 at Spokane, Wash.)



   Chapman                |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
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2  Nikkie Powers.......  3|  5   7  28 -.071|  2|  0   1|  2| 10| 0  1  0|  0
3  Christina Chambers..  3|  9   6  27  .111|  0|  0   1|  2|  6| 0  1  0|  0
8  Sheila Babayan......  3|  1   1   6  .000| 29|  1   2|  0|  7| 0  2  0|  1
11 Jill Felger.........  3|  5   2  16  .188|  0|  0   0|  0|  3| 1  2  0|  0
13 Stephanie Sczech....  3|  6   5  20  .050|  0|  0   3|  0| 10| 1  2  0|  0
17 Nicole Leslie.......  3|  5   3  11  .182|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
4  Jade Salata.........  3|  0   0   4  .000|  0|  1   1|  3| 10| 0  0  0|  0
7  Tasha Fazel.........  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  0
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   Totals..............  3| 31  24 112  .062| 31|  2   8|  7| 47| 2  8  0|  1

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  14  9  33  .152   GAME SCORES               1  2  3  TEAM RECORDS
   2   8 10  43 -.047   Chapman............. (0) 19 20 23  16-11
   3   9  5  36  .111   La Verne............ (3) 30 30 30  21-8

   La Verne               |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
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3  Leslie Flores.......  3|  1   1   5  .000| 42|  1   1|  0|  6| 0  1  0|  1
7  Courtney Rollins....  3| 11   4  31  .226|  1|  1   2|  2| 13| 0  2  0|  0
9  Megan Powers........  3|  8   1  12  .583|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  4  1|  0
11 Whitney Krantz......  3|  1   1   3  .000|  0|  1   2|  0|  4| 0  0  0|  0
21 Jodi Lindsay........  3|  8   1  16  .438|  0|  0   0|  0|  3| 0  2  0|  1
22 Mandy Sedia.........  3| 10   6  25  .160|  0|  2   1|  0|  0| 2  4  0|  0
1  Ali White...........  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  1
2  Katherine Randall...  3|  1   0   1 1.000|  0|  1   2|  0|  7| 0  0  0|  0
6  Brianna Gonzales....  3|  8   3  24  .208|  0|  0   0|  0|  3| 0  3  0|  0
8  Lauren Friestad.....  3|  0   0   1  .000|  0|  1   0|  0| 18| 0  0  0|  0
12 Adriana Quezada.....  1|  0   1   1-1.000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
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   Totals..............  3| 48  18 119  .252| 43|  7   8|  2| 54| 2 16  1|  3

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  14  0  32  .438   Site: Spokane, Wash. (Whitworth Fieldhouse)
   2  16  7  44  .205   Date: 11-10-05       Attend: 115   Time: 1:20
   3  18 11  43  .163   Referees: Barb Twohig, Barb Farnsworth


-- Courtesy Whitworth Athletics