Sept. 13 #CUSAVB Results & Highlights



Sept. 13, 2013

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 FRIDAY, SEPT. 13  Highlights
 Charlotte 3, Maryland-Eastern Shore 0
 A career-high 10 kills came from junior MB Savannah Gaster. The 49ers set season highs in attack percentage (.361) and services aces (nine).
 East Carolina 3, NC Central 0
[25-16, 25-13, 25-19]
 The Pirates were led offensively by senior OH Nicole Willis and sophomore OH Torre Blake who registered nine and seven kills, respectively. Willis finished the match hitting .300, while Blake posted an impressive.462 attack percentage. ECU volleyball team hit .228 in the contest and limited the Eagles to a .000 attack percentage.
 at FIU 3, Chattanooga 0
[25-18, 25-19, 25-23]
at FIU 3, South Dakota State 0
[25-15, 25-14, 25-14]
 Senior MB Kimberly Smith led the Panther offense with 12 kills, committing just two errors in 21 attempts for a season-high attack percentage of .476 against Chattanooga. Also reaching the double-digit kill plateau was redshirt junior Ksenia Sukhareva, who registered her second-straight and third-career double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs.
Smith posted a team-leading 15 kills for a season-high attack percentage of .500 (15K-2E-26TA). She also added a squad-best six blocks, including a career-high-tying three solo, as FIU out-blocked SDSU 12.5-4.0.
 #22 Purdue 3, FAU 0
[25-11, 25-15, 25-20]
 Senior Darija Sataric tied for the team lead in kills and hit .571 on the night.
 Nebraska-Omaha 3, Louisiana Tech 2
Louisiana Tech 3, Southern 0
 After leading 2-0 at intermission LA Tech dropped a 3--2 match to Nebraska-Omaha at the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament. Junior OH Rebecca Redgen had a match-high 19 kills.
Junior OH Xzache Mathis finished with a team-best 10 kills. Freshman L Alejandra Aviles produced 10 digs against Southern.
 at Marshall 3, Southern Illinois 0
 Leading the way was senior L Dorothy Rahal who tallied 17 digs while senior OH Laura Der posted seven kills and five digs in her first match back since James Madison (Aug. 31). Marshall held SIU to a -.010 hitting efficiency.
 at Missouri State 3, Middle Tennessee 0
 Freshman OH Jale Hervey and sophomore OH Chelsea Ross led the team with 15 and 12 kills, respectively. Ross also added 11 digs for the teams only double-double in its first match at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn/University Plaza Invitational.
 North Texas 3, Sacramento State 0 [25-22,25-18,29-27]
at Boise State 3, North Texas 1
 Sophomore OH Carnae Dillard posted 14 kills while senior MB Karissa Flack had her second-highest block total of the season with five, all assisted, against Sacramento State.
Flack tied a career high with her 13 kills and was among four North Texas players to notch double-digit kills against Boise State. Sophomore Analisse Shannon tacked on five blocks.
 at Rice 3, Houston Baptist 0
Missouri 3, at Rice 0
 Junior L Daniela Arenas posted the fourth-highest single match dig total in program history with a career-high 35 against Houston Baptist in the first match of the Rice Invitational II. Junior MB Jillian Humphrey led the Owls with 21 kills and hit .341 for the match.
Rice was led by senior OH Tyler Jenkins, who posted 11 kills, marking her second straight double digit effort and giving her 25 over two matches. Arenas led the team in digs with 10, giving her 45 digs over the two matches on Friday.
 Southern Miss 3, Prairie View 0 [25-19,25-21,25-22]
Southern Miss 3, at McNeese State 1
 Junior OH/MB Jasmine Crowell led USM against Prairie View with 12 kills at the Big Daddy's Invitational, followed by sophomore MB Quinci Hayward with 11 and sophomore OH Elise Ames added 10.
USM had four players in double figure kills led by freshman UTL Stephany Purdue and Hayward with 17 kills apiece while Crowell tallied 14 kills and Ames added 13. Setter Kristen Fleming dished out a season-high 60 assists to go with 10.
 at Tulane 3, Texas Southern 0
at Tulane 3, Florida A&M 0
 Three freshmen who posted double-digit kills, with Tea Juric leading the way with 13, followed by Sarah Strasner with 12 and 11 from Annie Shurtz against Texas Southern at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic.
Juric notched a match-high 21 kills and hit .545 against Florida A&M. Fellow freshman Annie Shurtz finished with 11 kills, but she also recorded 10 digs for a double-double. As a team, the Green Wave posted their best hitting percentage of the season of .382 (55K-13E-110TA).
 Arkansas 3, at Tulsa 1
 Senior OH Kellie Culbertson recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 10 kills, 15 digs and had a season-high .222 hitting percentage in its first match of the Golden Hurricane Classic. Junior OH Valerie El Houssine led the team with 13 kills, while freshman L Brooke Berryhill ended with 17 digs.
 UAB 3, Tennessee State0
 Sophomore Sam Skinner tallied 13 kills and 10 digs for her third-straight match with a double-double. Senior Becca Howard also recorded a double-double for the third time this season, with 24 assists and 10 digs. The Blazers hit a clip of .221 as a team, while holding the Tigers to just .066 hitting percentage.
 UTEP 3, Hartford 0[25-20,25-22,25-21]
at Rhode Island 3, UTEP 0
 Three Miners finished with 10 or more kills in their opening match against Hartford at the Art Carmichael Invitational in Kingston, R.I. Leading the way was junior OH Taylor Nix with 13, followed by senior OH Xitlali Herrera with 12 and 10 come from sophomore OH Talia Jones.
Against host Rhode Island, Herrera finished with 15 kills while the team was only able to hit .071 for the match.
 UTSA 3, at UT Arlington 1
[25-16, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20]
 Senior OH McKenzie Adams delivered 24 kills and 13 digs to pace UTSA to a four-set victory at the UT Arlington Hilton Mavericks Classic. Freshman OH Dajana Boskovic and junior OH Dempsey Thornton both finished with 10 kills.
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Spartan Classic (at Norfolk, Va.)
- Charlotte vs. Bethune-Cookman 6 p.m.
Elon Phoenix Classic (Elon, N.C.)
- East Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb 9 a.m.
- East Carolina at Elon 6 p.m.
USF Tournament (Tampa, Fla.)
- FAU vs. USF 12:30 p.m.
- FAU vs. Pitt 3:30 p.m.
Southeastern La. Tournament (Hammond, La.)
- Louisiana Tech vs. Stetson 1 p.m.
- Louisiana Tech at Southeastern La. 5 p.m.
- Eastern Kentucky at Marshall 12 p.m.
- Kent State at Marshall 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Mary Jo Winn Tournament (Springfield, Mo.)
- Middle Tennessee vs. (RV) Oklahoma 10 a.m.
- Middle Tennessee vs. Alabama A&M 5:30 p.m.
Boise State Tournament (Boise, Idaho)
- North Texas vs. Idaho 10 a.m.
- NC State at Rice 1 p.m.
McNeese State Tournament (Lake Charles, La.)
- Southern Miss Pan American 4:30 p.m.
- Southern Miss vs. ULM 9 a.m.
- North Dakota at Tulane 3 p.m.
- Texas State at Tulsa 12 p.m.
- Northern Colorado at Tulsa 7 p.m.
Hoosier Classic (Bloomington, Ind.)
- UAB vs. Wyoming 9 a.m.
- UAB at Indiana 6 p.m.
Art Carmichael Invitational (Kingston, R.I.)
- UTEP vs. UMass-Lowell 11 a.m.
UT Arlington Tournament (Arlington, Texas)
- UTSA vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 11 a.m.
- UTSA vs. Mississippi Valley State 4:30 p.m.



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