Duyn powers No. 23 West Florida to 3-1 win over Valdosta State
Argos win fourth straight GSC match
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PENSACOLA, Fla. – Sophomore Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) had one of her best matches of the season to lead the No. 23 West Florida volleyball team to a 3-1 win (25-17, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21) over Valdosta State in Gulf South Conference play on Thursday. Duyn tallied 16 kills with a .351 attack percentage, and she also contributed with seven assists and nine digs.
Not only was Duyn effective, but the Argos (10-6, 7-1 GSC) received a strong offensive performance from freshman Maddy Lenzini (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet HS). In her first match seeing significant playing time, Lenzini tallied 10 kills in 23 attacks to finish with a .261 percentage. On defense, sophomore Sarah Scott (Plainfield, Ill./Texas-San Antonio) chipped in with two solo blocks and five assisted blocks.
The Argos took care of business early, handing Valdosta State (11-6, 4-4 GSC) a 25-17 loss in the first set. UWF finished the set hitting .389 as a team, as Duyn tallied her first five kills. The second set was a different story, as VSU limited the Argos to a .119 attack percentage and took the set 25-18. Tania Tauiliili was hot for the Blazers, swinging .750 with seven kills.
With the match tied at one apiece, the third set was a nail biter, seeing 14 tied scores and seven lead changes. Late in the set with the score tied 22-22, the Argos came away with the win with three points in a row on kills by Scott and Duyn and a service ace by Scott.
The fourth set was going Valdosta State’s way early on, as VSU jumped out to a 16-11 lead. UWF stayed within striking distance, and the Argos later in the set went on a 7-0 run to take the lead for good. On match point, Duyn set the ball to Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai), and Shackelford sent the Argos home with the final kill.
VSU was led on offense by the duo of Nikki McDaniel (17 kills, .275 attack percentage) and Tauiliili (16 kills, .281 attack percentage). Setter Ashley Lala dished out 39 assists, and libero Chelsea Luttfring led all players with 26 digs.
The Argos will have a short break from GSC play this Saturday, Oct. 6, traveling to face the University of Mobile in non-conference action at 4 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
West Florida def. Valdosta State 25-17,18-25,25-22,25-21
Valdosta State (11-6, 4-4 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nikki
McDaniel 17-2-1; Tania Tauiliili 16-1-3; Katie Onushko 7-0-2; Kelsey
Kovar 5-0-1; Lelalelei Nomura 3-0-0; Ashley Lala 3-0-1; Destiny Berry
1-0-3; Krista Bradford 0-1-0; Totals 52-4-6.0. (Assists) - Ashley Lala
39. (Dig leaders) - Chelsea Luttfring 26; Ashley Lala 15; Krista
Bradford 14; Katie Onushko 11; Nikki McDaniel 8
West Florida (10-6, 7-1 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Autumn Duyn
16-2-0; Maddy Lenzini 10-0-2; Haley Shackelford 8-0-3; Sarah Scott
6-4-7; Christine Bach 4-0-4; Lindsay Homme 3-0-4; Jenny Bellairs
3-0-1; Sierra Hansen 2-1-0; KC Dobbins 1-1-0; Abby Timmer 0-0-1;
Totals 53-8-12.0. (Assists) - Sierra Hansen 20; KC Dobbins 19. (Dig
leaders) - Colleen Starrs 14; Sierra Hansen 13; KC Dobbins 10; Autumn
Site: Pensacola, FL (UWF Field House)
Date: 10/04/12 Attend: 371 Time: 1:38