MIAMI SHORES, Fla. — Tampa defeated Barry in three sets to improve to a perfect 10-0 on the season while finishing the weekend 2-0 in Sunshine State Conference play. With the loss, the Bucs drop to 6-2 on the season with a 0-2 SSC record.
Senior Camille Hanks led the match with four blocks with a .625 match attack percentage while Danielle Selkridge posted nine kills at an even .500 clip. Libero Julie Howlett notched 17 digs on the match while the team totaled 10 blocks to round out the UT defense.
Spartans took the first set by a 25-21 margin as Hanks blocked four and killed two, contributing key plays in the set. Senior Eva Dupay and Selkridge grounded four balls each with Holly Reschke swatting three. Senior libero Howlett dug out four Buccaneer attacks while Kahley Patrick, who also had four digs, assisted seven Tampa attacks to round out the premier set.
No. 1 Concordia 3, University of Mary 0
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Golden Bears kept up their winning ways in large part due to 40 combined kills by Kayla Koenecke, Katie Habeck, Ellie Duffy and Megan Carlson against the Marauders. Habeck and Koenecke each had 11 kills and Duffy and Carlson each had nine as Concordia swept Mary 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-12). Habeck also added five blocks in the match as the CU defense held Mary to .090 hitting. Carlson led the way with 15 digs in the match just missing a double-double.
Duffy also just missed a double-double as she had 11 digs in the match which is a new career high for the junior. Cassie Weaver had nine digs finishing the game third on the team in digs. Koenecke was also a force at the net combining with Habeck for three blocks and also adding a solo block. Amanda Konetchy had 37 assists in the game as CU hit .392 in the match.
The first set was tight early in the set, tied at five apiece when Weaver started to serve. CU rattled off three consecutive points to get some breathing room. Concordia had a pair of six point leads at 13-7 and 14-8 midway through the set. With the score 15-9 the Golden Bears scored 10 of the next 13 points to take the set 25-12.
No. 3 Cal State San Bernardino 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 1
CARSON, Calif. — Freshman Brittney Paino led third-ranked Cal State San Bernardino with 14 kills and All-American Samantha Middleborn added 10 as the Coyotes defeated host Cal State Dominguez Hills 3-1 in CCAA play Saturday night.
CSUSB improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the CCAA and continued its long-time dominance over the Toros. The victory was CSUSB’s 37th consecutive since CSUDH last defeated the Coyotes, 3-1 on Oct. 27, 1992.
The Coyotes earned their 25-13, 25-16, 18-25, 25-21 victory on the power of a .323 attack percentage. Their 60 kills were season-best and just the second time in their eight matches they played a fourth set.
No. 5 Nebraska Kearney 3, Colorado-State Pueblo 0 (Friday)
No. 5 Nebraska Kearney 3, Adams State 1
Kearney, Neb. – Fifth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney remained undefeated on the season after sweeping Colorado State-Pueblo Friday night and getting past Adams State in four sets early Saturday evening.
Nebraska-Kearney downed CSU-Pueblo in consecutive sets 25-22, 25-23, 25-16. Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Leitner continued her fine play by recording a double double (career-high 19 kills, 10 digs) and hitting .500. Also in double digits in kills were junior outside hitter Ariel Krolikowski (14) and sophomore middle hitter Haley Lake (10) while sophomore middle hitter Ellie Pesavento led the Lopers in blocks with four.
Pueblo was paced by Janae Heiser (16 kills, eight digs, .270 attack pct.) and Alea Wildman (14 kills, .407 attack pct.).
The Lopers continued their winning ways with a 3-1 victory against Adams State on Saturday evening. Nebraska-Kearney downed the Grizzlies by scores of 25-16, 16-25, 25-18, 25-17 to capture its 12th consecutive win this season.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.