Redhawks Defeated by Gamecocks, 3-0
Nov. 10, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Thursday, November 10, 2005) The Redhawks saw their three match winning streak snapped as they dropped a critical Ohio Valley Conference match against Jacksonville State, 3-0 (20-30, 27-30, 25-30) Thursday night at Houck Field House. The loss also snapped the Redhawks home winning streak against OVC foes at five matches.
From the beginning the Gamecocks (15-10, 12-3OVC) controlled the tempo of the match as the aggresively attacked the middle of the Redhawks (14-15, 10-5 OVC) defense by using their two preseason All-OVC selection middle blockers Shari Weyer and Abbey Breit.
In game one the Gamecocks used a 8-0 run to grab a 26-14 lead as they finished with an attack percentage .486 in the opening game.
Game two was much closer as the Redhawks fell behind 12-17 before rallying to grab their first lead of the game 19-18. The Gamecocks were to much as they picked up a three-point game two victory.
The Redhawks struggled in the final game as they managed only a .082 attack percentage as the Gamecocks secured the game and match victory avenging their loss at home to the Redhawks earlier in the season.
The Gamecocks have now won six-straight matches.
Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) finished with her team-leading 17th double-double of the season. She recorded a team-high 12 kills and a match-high 19 digs. She led the team with a .297 attack percentage.
Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) extended her streak of matches with double digit digs to 33-straight matches with 11 digs.
Defensively Sirma Ozenir (Izmir, Turkey/Izmir Karsiyaka) finished with 10 digs.
Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Hermann) finished with a team-high 28 assists.
The Gamecocks were led by Breit who recorded a double-double with a match-high 18 kills and 11 digs while hitting .410.
Emily Withers finished with a match-high 39 assists and added a co team-high 13 digs for a double double.
The Gamecocks finished the match with an attack percentage of .276 while the Redhawks managed only a .144 percentage.
The loss means the Redhawks could finish no worse than the No. 5 seed in next weekends OVC Championship Tournament.
The Redhawks close out the regular season tomorrow with another OVC home match against Samford. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m. at Houck Field House.