No. 12 Colorado College moves on
Tigers cruise to 3-1 victory against Hardin-Simmons
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- No. 12 Colorado College advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon with a 3-1 victory against Hardin-Simmons.
Colorado College started the match strong, beating Hardin-Simmons 25-16 in the first set. The Tigers held the Cowgirls to a -.094 hitting percentage with six kills and nine errors during the set.
Despite Colorado College's 17 kills in the second set, Hardin-Simmons rallied back with a 25-23 win to knot the match at one set apiece.
CC struck back in the third set, hitting a match-high .357 attack percentage to regain the lead with a 25-20 win against HSU.
The Tigers finished the match with a 25-18 victory in the final set to beat the Cowgirls in four sets. CC was again strong in the fourth set, holding HSU to a .000 hitting percentage with nine kills and nine errors. The Cowgirls hit a combined .052 hitting percentage over four sets with four players obtaining negative hitting percentages.
Senior duo Meredith Ballard and Amy Schornack led the Tiger offense with 12 kills each. Schornack also led the team with 36 assists for her first double-double of the weekend and narrowly missed a triple-double with nine digs.
Junior Laura Goldsmith got her first double-double of the tournament with 10 kills and a team-high 15 digs to lead the CC defense. Freshmen Kristen Liberty and Logan Savidge picked up 13 and 10 digs respectively to aid the backrow.
Madison Reyes led the attack for Hardin-Simmons with 15 kills and also added 10 digs on defense.
Colorado College improved to 32-6 this season, while Hardin-Simmons finished its season with a 29-6 record.