Washington (Mo.) 3, Carleton 0

Nov. 11, 2005

Top-seeded Washington (Mo.) cruised to a three-game victory over Carleton Friday in semifinal action at the NCAA regional volleyball tournament at St. Thomas' Schoenecker Arena.

The Bears (34-1) hit .396 and won 30-13, 30-22, 30-18 and move on to Saturday's 7 p.m. championship match vs. the St. Thomas-St. Benedict winner.

Carleton, playing in the school's first NCAA volleyball playoffs in 20 years, ended its season at 22-5.

Haleigh Spencer led a balanced Bears' attack with 10 kills, 14 digs and five blocks. Whitney Smith had 14 kills, Emilie Walk had 12 kills and seven blocks, Megan Houck tallied 11 kills, Amy Bommarito had 14 digs, and Kara Liefer had 38 assists and 11 digs.

Heather LaChapelle had 10 digs and 21 assists and Alivia Bryan had eight kills for the Knights. Vanessa Brown added six kills and three blocks.

Game two was tied 21-21 before the Bears scored nine of the final 10 points. Carleton broke to a 6-0 lead in game three but the Bears roared back to close out the sweep.

-- Courtesy St. Thomas