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Roundup: Cardenas earns career-high mark

No. 3 Tampa 3, Palm Beach Atlantic 0

TAMPA, Fla. -- In consecutive-set fashion, No. 3 Tampa defeated visiting Palm Beach Atlantic 3-0. The Spartans improve to 10-1 on the season, while the Sailfish drop to 10-3.

The Tampa defense took charge as the team totaled 11 blocks while libero Frances Cardenas led with a career-high 23 digs in the contest. Reigning Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week Meagan Burke continued her strong 2013 campaign with seven each of blocks and kills, swinging at a sizzling .500 clip.

Sophomore Marissa Lisenbee mirrored with seven kills to her credit to go along with five blocks.  Outside hitter Holly Reschke tallied a game-high 13 kills for the UT squad at a .478 hitting percentage.  Setter Kahley Patrick spun 21 assists to go along with eight digs to tempo the Spartan team.

Sailfish middle blocker Brytney Annis amassed five blocks while outside hitter Faith Rohn smacked nine kills for PBA.  Setter Becca Acevedo led all players with 25 assists despite the loss.

No. 5 Central Missouri 3, Missouri S&T 0

ROLLA, Mo. -- Central Missouri defeated Missouri S&T in consecutive sets 25-17, 25-22, 25-20 on Tuesday evening. The Jennies are now 15-0, 4-0 in the MIAA, while Missouri S&T falls to 6-7, 2-2 in the GLVC.

In set one, the Jennies won the first point of the match with a kill by Taylor Goodness, and went on to win four consecutive points to put them ahead at 5-1. The Jennies' final two points of the set came from kills by Goodness, who finished the first set with six kills.

In the second set, the Lady Miners won five consecutive points before the Jennies could score a point. The Jennies played catch-up for a majority of the set, tying the score seven times before finally taking the lead at 22-21. The Jens won their final two points of the set back-to-back, to end the set at 25-22.

Missouri S&T started the third set ahead, the Jennies tying the score at 7-7 and going on to win five more points, with two serving aces from Sojka. The Jennies led the Miners for the rest of the set winning the last three points of the match in a row, two of which were kills from Goodness. Goodness had six total kills in the third set.