No. 5 Washburn sweeps to victory
Lacy powers Lady Blues by Northwest Missouri State
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Molly Lacy hit .737 and had five blocks to become the eighth member of the 1,000 kills/300 blocks club at Washburn Tuesday night in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-20) win over Northwest Missouri.
Washburn (23-1, 10-0 MIAA) won its 16th consecutive match overall, its 19th in a row in the MIAA and 36th consecutive in Lee Arena.
Lacy had 14 kills with no errors in 19 attacks. She had seven of those kills in the third set in eight attacks. Lacy added five blocks to raise her career total to 304. Already a member of the 1,000 kills club, Lacy became the eight Washburn player to also record 300 blocks.
Lacy's .737 attack percentage was the second best in her career and third best in school history. Her career-high .750 attack in 2009 is No. 2 in Washburn history. Katie Brandt's .786 mark in 2003 is the school record.
Breanna Lewis had 14 kills and two errors in 18 attacks to hit .556 on the night. Jessica Fey and Jessica Kopp each added seven kills.
Abby Wittman had 33 assists and nine digs. Kelsey Lewis led the back row with 16 digs and Hillary Hughes had 10.
The Lady Blues had a season-high .373 attack percentage as a team. They hit .457 in the opening set and over .300 in the final two sets. The Bearcats (10-13, 4-6 MIAA) hit .193 as a team, slipping after a .294 attack in the first set.
The Lady Blues had an 8-0 run in the second set to take a 19-9 lead and after NWMSU went up, 2-0 in the third set, the Lady Blues had another 8-0 run to go up, 8-2. Lacy had four kills in that run. The Bearcats answered, scoring nine of the next 11 points to go up, 11-10. Washburn regained the lead and held it after a 12-12 tie. Two consecutive kills from Lacy made the score 21-15 and then a kill from Kopp later gave Washburn match point. Marissa Cox's kill finished the match.
Brooke Bartosh led the Bearcats with nine kills and four blocks. Tori Beckman had 11 digs.