September 30, 2005

Spikers Open LIU Classic With Sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sept. 30, 2005

Box Score

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The University of Northern Colorado women's volleyball team opened the Courtyard by Marriott LIU Classic with a 3-0 victory over fellow Division I Independent Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by scores of 30-23, 30-24 and 30-19 on Friday morning at the Schwartz Center.

The trip across the country did not seem to affect the Bears (5-8) who won 3-0 for the third time this season. The win was the first for Northern Colorado at a neutral site this season in seven total attempts.

Senior Amanda Wiggins and junior Meredith Alder each had 12 kills to lead the Bears offensive attack. Kati Broom's 12 kills led TAMUCC.

"It was a good offensive performance," head coach Lyndsey Benson said. "We could have been sharper with some of the mental errors we made, but overall a good match for us. Amanda was very efficient offensivley, as any ball we fed her she put away."

Northern Colorado improved to 4-0 all-time against the Islanders (5-4) and have yet to drop a set in those four matches against A&M-Corpus Christi.

The Bears continue play at the Long Island event later today when they play Iona at 3 p.m. Northern Colorado matches up with Florida Atlantic and host LIU on Saturday.