Abilene Christian 3, Central Oklahoma 0

Nov. 18, 2005

Kearney, Neb. -- The 11th-ranked Abilene Christian Wildcats ran its win streak to 30 straight matches with a sweep of Central Oklahoma (-26, -18, -23) Friday afternoon in the first round of the Southwest Regional in Kearney, Neb.

Both schools are members of the Lone Star Conference.

The 3rd-seeded Wildcats (30-3), looking for its first ever NCAA win, got off to a slow start against the 6th-seeded Bronchos (27-8).

UCO led game one 22-17 after a service ace by Lacie Allen (six kills, 10 digs).

However, ACU scored the next five points in the game and eventually grabbed a 26-23 lead. Four of the 'Cats points in this 9-1 run were kills from outside hitter Michelle Bernhardt (16 kills, 14 digs, .351 attack pct.).

UCO did get the lead down to two, 28-26, but a kill by Abby Lowery (15 kills, .297 attack pct.) and an attack error by the Bronchos gave ACU a 1-0 lead.

The Wildcats then hit .412 in the second set and .326 in the third frame to secure the match.

Overall, ACU out hit the Bronchos, .302 to .052, and won the block game, 8-3. The 'Cats also had 12 more digs, 73-61.

Senior outside Kim Morgal had 13 kills to pace UCO.

Abilene Christian will play tomorrow night at 5:00 p.m. in the first semifinal match. They'll face the winner of Metro State/West Texas A & M.

    
                             Volleyball Box Score
                          Nebraska-Kearney Volleyball
                   Central Oklahoma vs #13 Abilene Christian
                      (Nov 18, 2005 at Kearney, Nebraska)



   Central Oklahoma       |     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  Kim Iten............  2|  4   2   9  .222|  1|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  0
11 Penny Wascovich.....  3|  3   2  12  .083|  0|  3   1|  0|  4| 0  1  0|  1
17 Katie Schult........  3|  8  10  42 -.048|  1|  0   0|  0|  3| 0  1  0|  0
20 Kim Morgal..........  3| 13   6  46  .152|  0|  0   1|  0|  5| 0  1  0|  0
21 Lacie Allen.........  3|  6   7  30 -.033|  2|  1   0|  0| 10| 0  1  0|  0
22 Stephanie Ball......  3|  1   1   8  .000| 28|  1   0|  0|  8| 0  1  1|  0
3  Rachel MacElvaine...  1|  3   2   7  .143|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  1  0|  0
4  Jenny Anderson......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  2   1|  1| 11| 0  0  0|  0
5  Katie Rabun.........  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
6  Tara Delaney........  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  4|  9| 0  0  0|  0
9  Heather Strong......  3|  0   0   1  .000|  0|  1   1|  0| 10| 0  0  0|  0
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   Totals..............  3| 38  30 155  .052| 32|  8   4|  5| 61| 0  6  1|  1

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  13  8  50  .100   GAME SCORES           1  2  3  TEAM RECORDS
   2  11 11  46  .000   Central Oklahoma.... 26 18 23  27-8
   3  14 11  59  .051   Abilene Christian... 30 30 30  30-3

   Abilene Christian      |     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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6  Michelle Bernhardt..  3| 16   3  37  .351|  1|  1   2|  4| 14| 0  3  0|  0
9  Lauren Leone........  3|  1   1   7  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 2  3  0|  0
10 Amanda Slate........  3| 12   1  26  .423|  1|  1   1|  0|  3| 0  3  0|  0
12 Lindsey Martin......  3|  2   0   3  .667| 41|  3   2|  0| 12| 0  1  0|  0
13 Jessica Reyna.......  3|  0   0   2  .000|  0|  0   0|  1|  6| 0  0  0|  0
14 Malia Plumlee.......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  3|  0   0|  1| 12| 0  0  0|  0
2  Abbie Lowry.........  3| 15   4  37  .297|  0|  0   0|  0|  2| 0  1  2|  0
7  Ashlee Motola.......  3|  3   2  14  .071|  0|  0   0|  0|  2| 0  1  0|  1
8  Liz Snoddy..........  3|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  0   1|  2| 22| 0  0  0|  0
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   Totals..............  3| 49  11 126  .302| 47|  5   6|  8| 73| 2 12  2|  1

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  17  7  49  .204   Site: Kearney, Nebraska (Health & Sports Ctr)
   2  16  2  34  .412   Date: Nov 18, 2005   Attend: 138   Time: 1:15
   3  16  2  43  .326   Referees: Gale Haus, Tom Beckham, Tracy Harrison
                        Abilene Christian advances to SW Regional
                        semifinal.



-- Courtesy Nebraska-Kearney