Redhawks Drop 3-0 Decision To Sacramento State
Sept. 1, 2006
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Senior setter Jamie Baumstark's (Hermann, Mo./Hermann) recorded her second triple-double in less than a week as Southeast Missouri State volleyball dropped a 3-0 (29-31, 25-30, 16-30) decision to Sacramento State in its opening match this evening at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville. With the win, the Hornets improve to 5-2 on the season, while Southeast's season record falls to 1-4.
Baumstark paced the Redhawks were led by senior setter with 30 assists, 16 digs and 12 kills. Senior outside hitter Jessica Koeper (Jackson, Mo./Jackson) produced a double-double of 12 kills and 11 digs, while freshman libero Molly Davis (Muncie, Ind./Burris) tallied 13 digs. Sophomore setter Alyssa Aston (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin) tallied a career-high 16 digs and freshman libero Taylor Harbster (Grand Prairie, Tex./South Grand Prairie) also contributed 11 digs.
"I feel that we are making great strides as a team in the early part of the season," Southeast head coach Renata Nowacki said. "Jamie's triple-double was huge for us and Alyssa played really well defensively tonight. We are making improvements every time we step onto the court and continue to move in the right direction."
In the first game, Southeast started off on the right foot with a pair of kills from Baumstark and sophomore middle blocker Katrina Niemeyer (Germantown, Ill./Mater Dei) en route to taking an early 10-7 lead. The Hornets used an 8-4 scoring run to claim a 15-14 advantage on a kill by Atlee Hubbard, but consecutive kills by Schlader to help the Redhawks gain back the lead at 16-15. A kill by junior outside hitter Brittany Hastings (Wichita, Kan./Circle H.S.) later hiked Southeast's advantage at 24-20, Sacramento State went on a 11-5 run to take a 1-0 lead, highlighted by a game-ending kill by Jennifer Ferguson.
Sacramento State claimed a 12-5 lead early in the second game as it received two kills each from Lindsay Haupt, Shannon Roland and Hubbard. Southeast then outscored the Hornets by a 16-12 margin to close within three points at 24-21 on a Baumstark service ace. Sacramento State scored six of the final 10 points to hold off a late Redhawk rally to go up two games heading into intermission.
The Hornets jumped out to an 11-4 lead in game three on a Redhawk hitting error and later extended its lead to 16-5 on a solo block by Michelle Franz. Southeast closed to a 19-10 deficit behind kills by Baumstark and Hastings along with a Hornet hitting error. Three straight service aces by Rose Burke brought the Sacramento State's lead back to double digits at 23-10 and a 7-6 scoring drive later closed out the match for the Hornets.
Hubbard paced Sacramento State with a match-best 14 kills, while Haupt (11 kills) and Roland (10 kills) also reached double-digit kills. Burke posted a double-double of 24 assists and 10 digs, Kristin Lutes recorded a match-high 28 assists and Franz recorded four blocks (one solo, three assisted) for the Hornets.
Southeast is back in action tomorrow morning with an 11:30 a.m. match against host Arkansas and finishes up with a contest against Stephen F. Austin at 4 p.m.