Emory pulls off upset to win tourney
Eagles win UAA Round Robin II by beating No. 2 Washington U
ROCHESTER, N.Y -- No. 3 Emory closed out the University Athletic Association Round Robin II on a solid note Sunday afternoon, posting a victory against Brandeis before handing No. 2 Washington-St. Louis its first loss of the season, ending the Bears' 24-match win streak. The Eagles boosted their overall record to 28-2 (7-0 UAA) following a 3-0 verdict against Brandeis (25-17, 25-10, 25-20) and a tight 3-2 decision against the Bears (23-25, 25-23, 25-14, 18-25, 15-12).
Emory finished the Washington match with a .320 hitting percentage (59-12—147) compared to the Bears' .236 (63-20—182). The Eagles held an 89-82 edge in digs while Washington finished with a 10-5 advantage in total blocks. Senior Amelia McCall and junior Breanah Bourque led the way offensively, combining for 36 of the team's 59 kills. McCall chalked up 19 successful hitting attempts and posted a solid attack percentage of .348 (19-3—46). In addition, she contributed 10 digs, her 13th double-double of the campaign.
Bourque continued her season-long torrid play, banging out 17 kills en route to a .448 attack percentage (17-4—29). Bourque also chipped in nine digs and three (1-2) total blocks. Senior setter Natalie Schonefeld doled out 51 assists, the fifth time this year that she has cracked the 50-assists plateau.
No. 2 Washington-St. Louis 3, Rochester 0
No. 2 Washington-St. Louis 2, No. 3 Emory 3
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Before its loss late Sunday, Washington-St. Louis got a 3-0 win against Rochester (25-13, 25-10, 25-8) earlier in the day, securing the No. 2 seed for the UAA Championship.
Washington-St. Louis hit .444 against Rochester, their second-highest single match hitting percentage of the season and the team committed just five attack errors, which ties for the lowest total of the year.
No. 4 Wittenburg 3, Oberlin 0
No. 4 Wittenburg 3, Depauw 0
WOOSTER, Ohio -- No. 4 Wittenberg swept two more North Coast Athletic Conference opponents on the final day of the second 2011 NCAC Power Weekend to move within one game of clinching at least a share of their sixth consecutive regular season title.
Wittenberg had some struggles in the first set against winless Oberlin before claiming a 3-0 win by set scores of 27-25, 25-8, 25-5. The Tigers followed that up with a 3-0 win against DePauw by set scores of 25-13, 25-12, 25-16. The wins moved Wittenberg to 24-2 overall and 13-0 in the NCAC with three matches remaining, and they extended the Tigers' streak of consecutive 3-0 sweeps to 10 in a row since a 3-2 loss at Otterbein on Oct. 1.