WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Fifth-ranked Central Missouri beat Northwest Missouri State at home Tuesday night in four sets 25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15. The Jens hit .270 through the match, with 58 kills, eight serving aces and eight blocks.
Northwest Missouri tied the Jennies several times through the second set, but were not able to take the lead until they again tied the score at 19-19. The Bearcats scored the following point for their first lead of the set. The Jennies scored the following two points to tie the score and regain their lead. Northwest was able to score only two more points before the set was finished.
In set three, the Jennies had the lead for a majority of the set. There were six tie scores in the set before the Bearcats again tied the Jennies at 14-14, and led Central Missouri for the rest of the set. Sojka had five kills and hit .417 in the third set. Bates had 12 assists.
The Jennies started the fourth set of the match with a three point lead, and kept the lead through the set. The Bearcats were unable to tie the Jennies in the fourth set. The match ended with two serving aces from Annie Reilly.
No. 7 Nebraska-Kearney 3, Emporia State 0
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Seventh-ranked Nebraska-Kearney recorded nine blocks and hit .283 to sweep Emporia State (25-12, 25-12, 25-19) on Tuesday night.
UNK (25-3, 11-2) has now won 69 consecutive sets at home, including all 42 this season. Meanwhile, the Hornets fall to 15-9 (9-6).
On October 23rd in Kansas, ESU handed Central Missouri its only loss of the year 3-1.
Kearney didn't trail until falling behind 1-0 in the third set. The Lopers saw five different players have between six and 10 kills with the block total just one off the season-high effort.
This also marks the third time in the last four matches UNK has had at least eight team blocks.
However, UNK scored the last four points of the match, the last being a block by senior Ellie Pesavento and sophomore MJ Massanet.