Redhawks Rally Pass Lady Indians, 4-1
Oct. 19, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Tuesday, October 18, 2005) The Redhawks exacted some revenge on their regional rivals from the south as they defeated non-conference opponent Arkansas State in a tough and exciting four-game match, 4-1 (28-30, 30-25, 30-26, 30-28) in Houck Field House Tuesday evening. The win is the Redhawks third-straight victory and improves their home record to 4-1.
Game one was evenly matched throughout as both teams traded points. The Redhawks (9-12, 5-3 OVC) gained a two point advantage late, 20-17 but the Lady Indians (8-13, 2-4 Sun Belt) rallied to knot the game up at 20-apiece then later grabbed a two-point advantage themselves, 24-20. The determined Redhawks rallied to tie the game again and pulled ahead 26-24. Later it seemed the Redhawks had the advantage when they went up 28-26. The Lady Indians then went on a 4-0 run to take game one, 30-28.
The Lady Indians hit .283 in the opening game while the Redhawks hit .245.
The second game started off with the Redhawks grabbing a quick 2-0 lead. The Lady Indians then pulled ahead 4-3 and kept that lead ultimately going up 10-8. The Redhawks then went on a 5-1 run to grab a 13-11 lead. The Lady Indians then strung together two-straight points to tie the game at 13-apiece. The Redhawks went on an 8-4 run to pull ahead 21-17. The Lady Indian then went on a 7-3 run to once again tie the game at 24. A Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Hermann) kill sparked a 6-1 run that led to Baumstark's game-winning kill to give the Redhawks a 30-25 game two win.
The Redhawks carried their game two momentum into game three as The Redhawks pulled ahead 3-1 thanks to three-straight Brenna Schlader (Columbia, MO/Hickman) kills. The Lady Indians then tied the game at 5 each before the Redhawks went on a 3-0 run to grab an 8-5 lead highlighted by back-to-back aces by Baumstark. The Lady Indians again tied and then grabbed their first lead of the game 9-8. A Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) kill stalled the Lady Indians 4-0 run. Sophomore Sirma Ozenir (Izmir, Turkey/Izmir Karsiyaka) then recorded a kill to tie the game. Both teams exchanged points until Jill Miller (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central) and Schlader combined for a block that gave the Redhawks a 13-12 lead that they wouldn't relinquished as they coasted to a 30-26 win and a two games to one advantage.
The Lady Indians refused to go in the fourth game as they jumped ahead 7-1. The Redhawks patiently chipped away at the Lady Indians lead and eventually pulled even with the Lady Indians 18-18 thanks in part to back-to-back kills by Schlader. With the momentum on their side they grabbed a 24-21 lead on an amazing one-handed defensive return by Koeper. The Lady Indians Robin Aaron attempted a thunderous spike that Koeper managed to get her left-hand on with her intentions to keep the ball in play but instead it went over the net and landed on the Lady Indians side of the court for the point.
The Lady Indians then tied the game at 24 but the Redhawks then went on a 3-0 run to grab yet another three-point lead, 27-24. The Lady Indians managed to tie the game one last time at 27 before the Redhawks closed out the game and the match 30-28.
The Redhawks held the Lady Indians to a .078 attack percentage while hitting .188 in the final game.
In the match the Redhawks had an attack percentage of .207, recording 68 kills on 203 attempts. The Lady Indians hit .180 with 60 kills.
Both teams combined 196 digs including a season-high 101 digs by the Redhawks.
The Redhawks also had a season-high 11 team blocks.
Baumstark had quite a game as she collected her second triple-double of the season and her career. Heading into the fourth game Baumstark was one dig away from the accomplishment. She finished with 12 kills, 49 assists and 16 digs. She had a team-high attack percentage of .379 which included only one attack error. As usual she was lethal from the service line as she recorded three aces passing Theresa Sebacher for sixth on the school's all-time list with 145 career aces. To round out her all-around night she added four blocks including one solo block.
Baumstark wasn't the only Redhawk putting up big numbers as Koeper recorded her third-straight double-double of the game coming up one kill short of a 20-20 match. She finished with a team-high 19 kills on a game-high 49 total attacks for a .286 attack percentage. Her 22 digs were her second 20-dig match of the season. It was her team-high 12th double-double of the season.
Schlader finished the match with 16 kills while hitting .364 from the attack line. She also made difference on the defensive end as she finished with six blocks including one solo block to give her 30 career solo blocks, one short of tying Jessica Houpt for eighth on the school's all-time charts.
Miller finished just one kill short of her eighth double-double of the season. She did however record 22 digs for her first 20-dig match of the season. Her 1,291 career digs ranks sixth all-time, only three behind Jackie Derwort for fifth. Miller did crack the top-ten in the school's all-time service aces chart with her 113th career ace tying her with Angie Aschoff for 10th.
Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) extended her double-digit dig streak to 25-straight matches dating back to last season. Scannell recorded a match-high 25 digs, her eighth 20-plus dig match of the season. Scannell did not record a receiving error in the match, her fourth-straight match without such an error.
The Lady Indians were led by Aaron who set a new career-high with 24 kills. Katie Peil finished with a match-high 51 assists.
The Redhawks look to extend their season-high three-match winning streak as they hit the road and head back into Ohio Valley Conference action to face Jacksonville State on Friday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. then travel to Birmingham to take on Samford on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.