WARRENSBURG, Mo — Tampa knocked off Emporia State on Saturday to advance to the Peggy Martin Classic Final to face host team Central Missouri. The Spartans defeated Emporia State in straight sets 3-0. Tampa was led by Junior Danielle Selkridge who had 15 kills and 25 assists. Senior Eva Dupay added 12 kills and 26 assists.
The Hornets outhit Tampa .412 to .405 in the second set, but could not overcome early mistakes in the loss.
No.1 Concordia-St. Paul 3, California Baptist 0
No. 1 Concorida – St. Paul 3, No. 4 Washburn 0
DENVER – Concordia St. Paul defeated Washburn in three straight sets in the final of the Colorado Premier Challenge Saturday night. The loss was Washburn’s first of the season.
The Lady Blues and Golden Bears were tied 16 different times in the opening set including every point between 6 and 18. After the 18-18 tie, the Bears scored two in a row before a kill from Jessica Fey made the score 20-19. Washburn scored just once more before Concordia, the defending national champion put the set away.
The Golden Bears put themselves in the Metro/Regis Premier Championship match with a 3-0 sweep of California Baptist. Megan Carlson had another double-double going for 12 kills and 10 digs on the afternoon. Cassie Haag had 11 kills and hit .421 on 19 attempts. Amanda Konetchy just missed a double-double going for 33 assists and nine digs.
Katie Habeck had another nice match racking up eight kills and three blocks. Kayla Koenecke had six kills, four blocks and seven digs on the afternoon.
No. 2 Cal State-San Bernardino 3, Cal Poly Pomona 0
SAN BERNARDINO — You could say that Samantha Middleborn had an ace up her uniform sleeve during the Coyotes’ match against visiting Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday night.
Middleborn scored five consecutive service aces in the second set and fellow All-American Camille Smith later added two more aces in the pivotal set as the second-ranked Coyotes went on to earn a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-22) victory against the Broncos in California Collegiate Athletic Association play in Coussoulis Arena.
No. 4 Washburn 3, No. 9 Metro State 2
Washburn reached the final by beating Metro State in five sets, in the semifinal of the Gold Bracket Saturday afternoon.
Metro State won the opening set to put Washburn behind for the first time all year. The Lady Blues answered with tough wins in the second and third set before Metro State forced set five with a win in the fourth.
The third set featured 17 ties. Washburn had set point at 24-23 before Bri Morley got a kill for Metro State. Lacy made it 25-24 with a kill and then a back-and-forth exchange of points made the score 26-26. Lacy’s kill then forced set point and an attack error by Morley closed out the set.
No. 5 Nebraska-Kearney 3, Chardon State 0
No. 5 Nebraska Kearney 3, Sioux Falls (S.D.) 0
KEARNEY, Neb. — Nebraska-Kearney finished the UNK Fall Classic a perfect 4-0. The Lopers swept the Cougars in three straight sets.
Nebraska-Kearney were led by Sophomore Ashley Leitner had 16 kills and 29 assists. Sophomore Ellie Pesavento added 12 kills and 20 assists.
Nebraska-Kearney made quick work of Chardon State, as the Lopers advance to the finals of the Nebraska-Kearney fall classic.
The Lopers swept the Eagles in three straight sets. Nebraska-Kearney was led by Junior Ariel Krolikowski who had 13 kills and 22 assists. The Lopers will face Sioux Falls (S.D.) later on Saturday.