No. 2 Tampa wins top-five matchup against Central Mo., tops West Fla.
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- After suffering a top-10 loss in its last matchup, No. 2 Tampa tallied a pair of tough victories against No. 5 Central Missouri and West Florida.
The pair of wins give the Spartans a 3-1 season record while the Jennies take their first loss at 3-1. The hosting Argonauts end the Hemingway's Island Grill Tournament 1-3.
Holly Reschke paced the day's offense, totaling 33 kills while Danielle Selkridge posted 28 swats for the UT squad. Jessica Yingling posted a pair of double-doubles while setter Kahley Patrick amassed 90 assists. Yingling and Selkridge were named to the All-Tournament team with their performances both days.
Tampa took its top five matchup against Central Missouri in five set (14-25, 22-25, 25-11, 27-25, 15-8) as the Spartans came back to win 3-2 after dropping the first two frames.
Reschke sparked the Tampa comeback as she grounded 18 kills on the match. Selkridge hit a blazing .581 as the senior swatted 20 kills to lead the Spartan squad. Marissa Lisenbee provided some much needed defense as she posted five blocks to go along with her seven kills. The right side hit at an errorless .438 clip to ignite the UT attack after losing the first two sets.
Selkridge and Jackie Neff amassed four blocks each, as Neff also landed nine kills without an error on the match. Libero Frances Cardenas and Yingling provided some much needed defense, tallying 16 digs each. Outside hitting Yingling picked up her first double-double as she had 10 kills to go along with her double digit digs.
Setter Patrick set 49 attacks in the close win while libero Kendall Putnam posted a career high nine digs along with her two service aces in the start.
Central Missouri posted double-double of their own as Aubri Renshaw led all players with 26 kills to go along with her 11 digs on the loss. Jennie libero Annie Reilly held the defensive tempo with 15 digs.
The Spartans won their second match against the hosting West Florida in three sets (25-20, 25-23, 25-22). Reschke led the attack with 15 kills followed closely by Yingling who swatted 13. The duo also notched nine and 13 digs respectively as sophomore Patrick posting a double-double with 41 assists and 11 digs.