UNI 3, Bradley 0
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UNI hit .376 for the match (58-11-125), its second-best hitting percentage of the season, while holding Bradley to .110 hitting (36-21-136). No Bradley player reached double-digits in kills.
With the win, UNI improves to 15-9 overall, 9-3 in Missouri Valley Conference play, while Bradley falls to 2-23, 1-11 in the Valley. The Panthers are next in action on Friday, Nov. 2 when they host
The Bluejays are also now 16-8 overall and 10-3 in the MVC. With the win, Creighton also guaranteed itself a spot in next month's State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, for which the top six teams in the MVC qualify. The Redbirds dropped to 15-9 on the season and are 7-6 in league action.
Kelly Goc led Creighton with 20 kills while hitting .386, her fifth straight match against
Game one featured 12 ties and six lead changes before Creighton emerged with a 30-28 win. With the score tied at 23, Oelke and Goc hammerd consecutive kills to take a 25-23 lead. The teams then traded 10 straight sideouts, allowing Creighton to win 30-28 on a Lauren Bloemke kill.
ISU hit .356 with 18 kills in the second game to take a 30-22 victory and even the match at 1-1 heading to intermission. After falling behind by as much as 21-12, Creighton closed to within 22-17 before ISU pulled away.
The always pivotal third game saw Creighton close with a 12-2 run after the score was tied at 18. Four straight points on Sarah Schulze's serve, including consecutive aces, helped the Jays take a 22-18 lead. After four straight sideouts, Oelke served up the final seven points of Creighton's 30-20 win. Creighton had 20 kills in the third game alone, including seven from Oelke and five from Carolyn Decker, while also digging 29 balls.
The fourth game saw Bloemke take over, as the sophomore from
Creighton returns home next Friday to host
Lungren hit .440 for the Shockers and also added 10 digs. Abby Harsh had 36 assists and 10 digs, while Emily Stockman had 11 kills and Kim Wadsworth had 10 kills.
The Purple Aces jumped out to a 10-6 lead in game one before a kill by Emily Stockman tied it at 15 and an Angela Jakubov kill gave the Shockers a 16-15 lead. After trailing 11-14, WSU closed out the game on a 19-4 run and won 30-18.
A kill by Sara Lungren gave the Shockers a 7-3 advantage in game two and increased it to 10-4 after a Stockman kill. A service ace by the Aces pulled them to within 22-19, but the Shockers won the game 30-24.
The Shockers raced out to an 11-6 lead in game three and took a 15-9 advantage after a Stockman kill. The Aces never threatened the rest of the way in a 30-13 win.
The Shockers are next in action on Fri., Nov.2 when they host
Missouri State outside hitters Jamie Adams and Sara Staubach combined for 38 kills and a .338 hitting percentage to lead the Bears to a 3-1 comeback victory over Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference volleyball action Saturday in Carbondale. Scores in favor of
With the victory,
The Bears found themselves in an immediate hole to open the match, trailing 6-0 in game one before getting on the board.
MSU took its first game four lead at 3-2 and pushed the advantage to as many as four at 11-7 before SIU tied it at 13-13. The Bears forced a Saluki timeout with a 3-0 run, and
The Bears blocked 12 Saluki attacks and had 69 digs with five players tallying double figures in digs.
TERRE HAUTE, IND. - The ability to bounce back after a rough outing has been the trademark for the Drake volleyball team and the Bulldogs again showed their gritty resolve on Saturday (Oct. 27) as the Blue and White completed a season sweep of Indiana State with a 3-0 (30-13, 30-23, 30-25) victory over the Sycamores.
The victory pushed the Bulldogs (7-17, 4-9 MVC) to within one win of matching their victory total (8) for all of last season, while equaling their league win output (4) of a year ago. The loss drops
Drake came out firing in game one as the Blue and White struck the ball at a match-high .289 clip en route to collecting a dominating 30-13 victory. The win in the initial stanza marked only the third time this season that the Bulldogs have taken game one on the road, with Drake going on to take the match on all three occasions.
The hitting numbers cooled for the Blue and White in the next two frames but the Bulldogs didn't as Drake notched 30-23 and 30-25 decisions to secure the match in three games. The win marked the first road league triumph in three games since Sept. 24, 2005 at
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Freshman Alana Wittenburg (Readlyn, Iowa/Wapsie Valley) led four Bulldogs with double-figure digs netting 21. Joining her was sophomore Lindsay Schryver (Williams Bay, Wis./Williams Bay), freshman Nicole Brown (
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The Bulldogs dominated the final stat sheet in nearly every category as Drake bettered
Drake finished the affair posting a .221 hitting percentage, while
The Bulldogs now return home for their final homestand of the season beginning with a showdown versus