Washburn sweeps final two matches
Roundup: Central Missouri rallies to defeat Northern Michigan
WICHITA FALLS, Texas --- Mollie Lacy had a pair of double-figure kill matches and she moved 10 kills away from joining the 1,000 kill club as fifth-ranked Washburn swept their final two matches Saturday at the Midwestern State Invitational. Washburn beat Nova Southeastern, 25-23, 25-22, 25-14 in the morning match and then topped host Midwestern State 25- 25-19, 25-17, 25-23 in the afternoon.
The Lady Blues won all four matches in their season-opening tournament for the 10th consecutive time, all under 10-year coach Chris Herron.
Lacy had 16 kills and hit .481 in the opener and then she added 11 kills with a .421 attack percentage in the second game. She now has 990 career kills and will look to become the 14th member of Washburn's 1,000 kill club.
Abby Wittman had double-doubles in both matches. She had 27 assists and 10 digs against Nova Southeastern and then 21 assists and 15 digs against MSU. Courtney Churchman added a double-double against the Mustangs with 10 assists and 22 digs.
Kelsey Lewis and Hillary Hughes reached double figures in kills against MSU and both came one dig shy of double-doubles with nine each.
The Sharks played Washburn close in the first two sets, tying the Lady Blues at 20-20 in the opener and 21-21 in the second set. Washburn used big runs to close out both sets and then in the third a 12-0 run midway through the set put it out of reach.
No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul 3, No. 9 Wayne St. (Neb.) 0
No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul 3, No. 25 Northern Michigan 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Concordia extended its home match winning streak to 52 as Golden Bears defeated both Wayne State and Northern Michigan on Saturday.
The match against Northern Michigan was somewhat of an offensive struggle compared to the first three matches of the weekend as Northern Michigan held them to .314 hitting.
Ellie Duffy led all hitters with nine kills and four players were right behind here with eight. Amanda Konetchy finished the match with 39
Against Wayne State, Kayla Koenecke led the offense with 14 kills and Megan Carlson had another all around performance adding 13 kills and 20 digs. Setter Amanda Konetchy had 46 assists in the match as CU hit .368 in the match. Middle Hitters Cassie Haag and Katie Habeck each had eight kills.
No. 2 Central Missouri 3, No. 25 Northern Michigan 1
No. 6 Southwest Minnesota 3, No 2 Central Missouri 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Jennies split a pair of matches Saturday at Concordia Tournament and wrapped up the two-day event with a split of four matches to open the 2011 season.
After posting a 3-1 victory over 25th-ranked Northern Michigan in their opening match Saturday, the Jennies fell 3-0 to sixth-ranked Southwest Minnesota in their final match of the day.
Kelsey Ortwerth had a double-double in both matches for UCM, finishing with 12 kills and 12 digs in the opening match Saturday, and then adding 11 kills and 13 digs in the final match.
No. 3 Cal State San Bernardino 3, No. 17 Western Washington 0
No. 3 Cal State San Bernardino 3, Dominican of California 0
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Reigning National Player of the Year Samantha Middleborn fired off a match-high 12 kills and a .600 attack percentage as No. 3 Cal State San Bernardino defeated visiting No. 17 Western Washington 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) on Saturday night in the final match of the Coyote Labor Day Classic. The Coyotes swept past Dominican of California 25-6, 25-9, 25-19 earlier in the day.
Middleborn, who was named to the all-tournament team along with teammates Priscilla Collings, Megan Johnson and Camille Smith, was outstanding in all four Cal State San Bernardino victories over the two-plus day tourney. She finished with a .500 attack percentage (39 kills/4 errors/70 attacks) as the Coyotes, now 4-0 overall, improved their home winning streak to 50 consecutive matches.
No. 4 Tampa 3, Clarion 0
No. 4 Tampa 3, Colorado Christian 0
TAMPA, Fla. -- Closing out the Tampa Classic in perfect form, Tampa emerged victorious with a pair of wins against Colorado Christian and Clarion, both coming in three sets.
The Spartans improve to a perfect 4-0 to start the season while Colorado Christian and Clarion both drop to 1-3 on the season.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department websites.