Volleyball Bears Even Record With Sweep of Chattanooga
Sept. 1, 2006
RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior Lizzy Rhoads and junior Dulcie Stone each netted 12 kills as the University of Northern Colorado women's volleyball team netted its second straight win with a 3-0 sweep of Tennessee-Chattanooga in the opening match of the North Carolina State Wolfpack Classic on Friday.
After dropping its first two matches of the year Northern Colorado (2-2) evened its record on the season with its second straight sweep (the Bears swept Siena last weekend in Arizona).
The first set of the match went the limit before Northern Colorado was able to pull out a 31-29 victory. But the Bears dominated the second set, holding UTC (0-1) to .021 hitting, as they forced the Lady Mocs into eight errors during the game. The third set was much closer again, but the Bears offense pulled them through, winning 30-26.
"This was a great match for us," Bears head coach Lyndsey Benson said. "We keeping getting better every match and showed a lot of growth and maturity. We got more scoring tonight as well from players like Meredith (Alder), which will be a key for us the rest of the season."
Freshman setter Kristen Schevikhoven nearly made program history as she missed registering a triple-double by only one kill. She had nine kills to go along with 32 assists and a career-high 19 digs. Schevikhoven netted a career-high hitting percentage of .643 (9-0-14).
Stone had a career-high 15 digs to net her first career double-double. Libero Abby Mayne also added 15 digs.
In her first strong showing since off-season surgery, Rhoads hit .370 (12-2-27), a season-high.
The Lady Mocs were led by Kelsey Amundson's 12 kills and 18 digs while libero Lara Newberry added 31 digs.
Northern Colorado is back in action on Saturday when they play their final two matches of the event. The Bears take on Winthrop at 8 a.m. MT before challenging host N.C. State at 5 p.m. MT.