Tampa 3, Barry 0

Nov. 19, 2005

Tampa, Fla. - The University of Tampa defeated defending NCAA Champion Barry University in a three-game sweep to advance to the NCAA South Region final. The Spartans were victorious by scores of 30-17, 30-28, 30-25. Tampa improves to 27-3 overall as Barry ends its season at 18-10.

Tampa was led by Tarah Marinelli, who had 14 kills. Ericka Womack had 11 kills as Stephanie Rivera and Katelen Dixon had 10 apiece. Margeaux Sinibaldi and Katelen Dixon led the team with 12 digs. Gabriela Saade had a team-high 36 assists.

Nicole Castera led Barry with eight kills as Spenser Rigg had 15 digs.

Tampa advances to the NCAA South Region Finals to play Florida Gulf Coast tomorrow at 7:00 pm.

Barry (18-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kelly Dantas 9-1-2; Nicole Castera 8-1-1; Samara de Freitas 7-0-1; Michele Rosamiglia 4-1-1; Michelle Rycroft 4-0-1; Jentry Redinger 3-1-0; Totals 35-4-3.0. (Assists) - Michele Rosamiglia 24. (Dig leaders) - Spenser Rigg 15; Michele Rosamiglia 11; Stephanie Navarro 10; Jentry Redinger 8

Tampa (27-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tarah Marinelli 14-0-2; Ericka Womack 11-0-5; Katelen Dixon 10-1-3; Stephanie Rivera 10-0-4; Kayla Mora 5-0-1; Gabriela Saade 1-1-0; Lindsay Blakeley 0-1-0; Totals 51-3-10.0. (Assists) - Gabriela Saade 36. (Dig leaders) - Margeaux Sinibaldi 12; Katelen Dixon 12; Gabriela Saade 8

-- Courtesy Tampa