Volleyball uses dominant performance to sweep Union
Argonauts set a school record for team attack percentage
JACKSON, Tenn. – The No. 17 West Florida volleyball team squelched any questions following their first Gulf South Conference loss by setting a school record in attack percentage against Union Saturday for a commanding 3-0 sweep (25-8, 25-10, 25-16) in GSC play.
The Argonauts (7-6, 4-1 GSC) used a .600 clip as a team to handily dispatch of the Lady Bulldogs (3-5, 0-2 GSC) in their first meeting all-time. Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS) also checked into the record books with 12 kills at a .733 rate which ranks seventh all-time for kill percentage in a single match.
Sarah Scott (Plainfield, Ill./Texas-San Antonio), Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai) and Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) had seven kills apiece, each at a .545 clip or higher. K.C. Dobbins (Winston-Salem, N.C./Arkansas) had 17 assists and Colleen Starrs (West Bloomfield, Mich./Walled Lake Central HS) had nine digs.
Duyn held service for a match-high eight straight points following a five point spree to give UWF a huge 25-8 win in the first set. Two kills by Homme and Shackelford and a service ace by Dobbins pushed West Florida’s advantage to 14-4 the next frame and the Argonauts coasted to a 25-10 victory by scoring the set’s final five points.
The closest of the match, the third set saw Union just three points back 16-13 before the Argonauts benefitted from multiple attack errors to run away with the match, ending 25-16 on a service ace by Scott.
West Florida wraps up the weekend road trip tomorrow in Florence, Ala., against North Alabama at 1 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
Short Box Score (Match)
2012 West Florida Volleyball
#17 West Florida vs Union University (09-22-2012 at Jackson, Tenn.)
West Florida def. Union University 25-8,25-10,25-16
West Florida (7-6, 4-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lindsay Homme 12-0-0;
Haley Shackelford 7-1-0; Sarah Scott 7-1-3; Autumn Duyn 7-0-0;
Christine Bach 5-0-0; Abby Timmer 4-0-3; Jenny Bellairs 2-0-0; KC
Dobbins 0-2-0; Sierra Hansen 0-1-0; Totals 44-5-3.0. (Assists) - KC
Dobbins 17; Sierra Hansen 13. (Dig leaders) - Colleen Starrs 9; KC
Union University (3-5, 0-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Hughes,Savannah
7-0-0; Cook,Kristen 6-0-0; Hennesy,Erin 4-1-0; Wainwright,Abby 3-0-1;
Mirtsching,Linsey 1-0-0; Baker,Mallory 0-0-1; Wright,Lydia 0-1-0;
Totals 21-2-1.0. (Assists) - Mirtsching,Linsey 13. (Dig leaders) -
Sprouse,Lauren 4; Wright,Lydia 4
Site: Jackson, Tenn. (Fred DeLay Gymnasium)
Date: 09-22-2012 Attend: 271 Time: 1:00
Referees: Dave Repp, Keith Hutchison