|Volleyball » 2006 State Farm MVC Volleyball Championship||News | Schedule | Championship|
Game scores in favor of UNI were 30-26, 30-24, 30-19.
Missouri State jumped out to a 4-1 lead in game one of the championship match, but UNI overtook the lead at 10-9 and led the rest of the way behind timely blocks and aggressive hitting, winning 30-26.
Amy Sampson’s seven kills paced UNI as the Panthers hit .304 (19-5-46) as a team behind Kristin Belzung’s 17 assists.
Erin O’Connor was tops for
UNI pulled within a game of the conference championship, claiming game two 30-24.
The Panthers outhit the Bears .220 to .130 in the second game and received another five kills from Amy Sampson. Twenty UNI digs and an intimidating block paced the solid defensive effort.
MSU jumped out early again in game three, leading 4-0 before UNI got on the board.
Trailing 13-15, UNI went on a 7-0 run to grab a 20-15 lead it would not relinquish. The Panthers would claim seven of the final eight points in the 30-19 game three win.
UNI finishes the regular-season with a 27-7 overall record and receives the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
2006 State Farm MVC Volleyball Championship Schedule
Friday, November 24
10 a.m. Match 1: No. 4 Creighton d. No. 5 Illinois State, 3-1
12:30 p.m. Match 2: No. 3 Missouri State d. No. 6 Evansville, 3-0
5 p.m. Match 3: No. 1 UNI d. No. 4 Creighton, 3-0
7:30 p.m. Match 4: No. 3 Missouri State d. No. 2 Wichita State, 3-2
Saturday, November 25
5 p.m. Match 5: No. 1 UNI d. No. 3 Missouri State, 3-0
2006 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team
Kelly Goc, Creighton
Danielle Brazda, UNI
Stephanie May, UNI
Kristin Belzung, UNI MVP