Central Missouri State 3, North Alabama 1

Nov. 18, 2005

FLORENCE, Ala. -- Becky Haug had 17 kills and notched a .333 hitting percentage to lead Central Missouri State to a 3-1 victory over third- ranked North Alabama in the semi-final round of the South Central Region Tournament Friday evening at Flowers Hall.

The 30-19, 30-28, 23-30, 30-14 victory by the fourth-seeded Jennies avenged an earlier loss to the top-seeded Lions, who close the 2005 campaign with a 36-2 record.

CMSU, ranked 13th in the latest AVCA Top 25 Poll, was solid at the net, picking up 12 total team blocks and limiting the Lions to a .128 hitting percentage. Dee Ayres was UNAs top hitter on the night, recording 14 kills and also producing a team-high seven blocks.

At one point, the match began to take on a resemblance to the Gulf South Conference championship, when the Lions overcame an 0-2 deficit against Harding to win the five-game match 3-2.

With the Jennies leading 2-0, the Lions avoided the sweep with a strong showing in game three. CMSU, however, ended any thoughts of another comeback by scoring the first nine points of game four and cruising to the 16-point win.

We just didnt click tonight, said UNA setter Laura Bellinger, who finished the match with 49 assists, Central Missouri is a great team, but we were not the team we have been all year. Things just didnt go our way.

Senior outside hitter Vanessa Ferretti, who added 13 kills to her team- high total for the season, agreed.

I had an off night, she said. They were blocking me really well and I had trouble keeping the ball in play.

Megan Stout rounded out the top hitters for the Lions with 11 kills. Defensively, Ashley Hills 18 digs led the team in the category. Bellinger added 13 digs, while senior Sasha Selby recorded 12 for the match.

Brooke Butler also reached double digits in kills for the Jennies with 14 on the night while Audrey Jensen led a strong defensive showing with 22 digs. With the win, CMSU improves to 26-9 on the season and advances to play MIAA rival Truman State in the regional championship match Saturday at 7 p.m.

                      Volleyball Box Score
                            The Automated ScoreBook
   #13 Central Missouri vs #3 North Alabama (Nov 18, 2005 at Florence, Ala.)



   Central Missouri       |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS
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2  Tarka,Katie.........  4|  9   4  26  .192|  1|  0   1|  4| 13| 0  1  0|  0|   9.5
3  Henry,Brooke........  4|  1   0   1 1.000|  1|  2   1|  0| 18| 0  0  0|  0|   3.0
9  Young,Kaci..........  4|  5   0   6  .833| 45|  1   1|  0|  8| 0  3  0|  3|   7.5
13 Haug,Becky..........  4| 17   4  39  .333|  0|  0   1|  0|  1| 0  5  0|  0|  19.5
16 Yoder,Amber.........  4|  9   4  29  .172|  0|  0   0|  0|  2| 0  3  0|  0|  10.5
18 Robertson,Andrea....  4|  4   2  18  .111|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 3  4  0|  0|   9.0
1  Butler,Brooke.......  4| 14   5  35  .257|  0|  0   0|  0|  3| 0  2  0|  0|  15.0
4  Jandrey,Ashlei......  4|  0   0   0  .000|  2|  2   1|  0|  8| 0  0  0|  0|   2.0
12 Jensen,Audrey.......  4|  0   0   0  .000|  5|  0   1|  1| 22| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
   TEAM................   |                 |   |       |  1|   |        |   |   0.0
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   Totals..............  4| 59  19 154  .260| 54|  5   6|  6| 76| 3 18  0|  3|  76.0

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  14  2  38  .316   GAME SCORES               1  2  3  4  TEAM RECORDS
   2  16  9  47  .149   Central Missouri.... (3) 30 30 23 30  26-9
   3  14  5  43  .209   North Alabama....... (1) 19 28 30 14  36-2
   4  15  3  26  .462

   North Alabama          |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS
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2  Sasha Selby.........  4|  0   0   1  .000|  2|  0   1|  1| 12| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
4  Jessica Robinson....  4|  8   7  29  .034|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  1|  0|   8.0
6  Laura Bellinger.....  4|  1   1  11  .000| 49|  0   1|  0| 13| 0  1  0|  4|   1.5
10 Vanessa Ferretti....  4| 13  11  53  .038|  0|  3   3|  2|  4| 0  5  0|  0|  18.5
12 Jessica Hansen......  4|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  1   0|  1|  7| 0  0  0|  0|   1.0
13 Dee Ayres...........  4| 14   4  35  .286|  0|  1   2|  0|  4| 0  7  2|  0|  18.5
3  Whitney Palla.......  1|  1   0   1 1.000|  1|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  3|   1.0
5  Ashley Hill.........  4|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  1   1|  0| 18| 0  0  0|  0|   1.0
8  Danielle Palasak....  4|  9   5  26  .154|  0|  0   0|  0|  4| 0  0  0|  0|   9.0
9  Megan Stout.........  4| 11   5  30  .200|  2|  0   0|  0|  2| 0  1  0|  1|  11.5
11 Kelly Pratt.........  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  1|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
14 Karis Fuchs.........  1|  0   0   1  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
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   Totals..............  4| 57  33 187  .128| 55|  6   8|  5| 65| 0 14  3|  8|  70.0

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1  15  9  51  .118   Site: Florence, Ala. (Flowers Hall)
   2  13 12  54  .019   Date: Nov 18, 2005   Attend: 441   Time: 1:36
   3  20  6  49  .286   Referees: Apple Kridakorn, Tom Vansomeren
   4   9  6  33  .091



-- Courtesy UNA