Argonauts sweep Shorter 3-0
Shackelford and Homme have 17 and 16 kills
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ROME, Ga. – Despite a valiant charge by Shorter to prolong the match in the final set, the No. 23 West Florida volleyball team picked up its second Gulf South Conference series sweep this season with a 3-0 victory (25-17, 25-16, 29-27) on the road Saturday afternoon in the Winthrop-King Centre.
Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai) and Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS) led the charge with 17 and 16 kills apiece at .516 and .389 clips, respectively. Shackelford also picked up her seventh double-double of the season with 10 digs, while Christine Bach (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida State College at Jacksonville) led the defense with 14 digs. Sierra Hansen (Layton, Utah/Southern Idaho) had 26 assists.
The Argonauts (13-6, 9-1 GSC) took complete control of the first set with a 5-0 run that included three straight kills by Homme and Bach to double their advantage 14-7, each team trading points from then until UWF won 25-17 on a ball handling error. A 9-1 spree out of the gate of the second frame allowed West Florida to coast to a 25-16 victory.
The final set was the most closely contested, with the Argonauts only holding as much as a four point advantage midway through. The Lady Hawks fought off match point twice and had two set points of their own, but UWF went to Shackelford for the final two kills to take the set and match 29-27.
Shorter (13-4, 6-3 GSC) was led by Anna Graham and Jasmine Crook on the offense with 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Jordan Corder had 33 assists and Loren Olive had 13 digs.
West Florida wraps up its three match GSC road trip tomorrow against Alabama-Huntsville at 1:00 p.m CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
Short Box Score (Match)
2012 West Florida Volleyball
#23 West Florida vs Shorter (Oct 13, 2012 at Rome, Ga)
West Florida def. Shorter 25-17,25-16,29-27
West Florida (13-6, 9-1 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Haley Shackelford
17-2-1; Lindsay Homme 16-0-1; Christine Bach 9-0-1; Sarah Scott 6-0-2;
Autumn Duyn 1-0-0; Abby Timmer 1-0-0; Sarah Hughey 1-0-0; Sierra
Hansen 1-0-0; KC Dobbins 1-0-0; Jenny Bellairs 1-0-2; Totals 54-2-4.0.
(Assists) - Sierra Hansen 26; KC Dobbins 19. (Dig leaders) - Christine
Bach 14; Autumn Duyn 11; Haley Shackelford 10
Shorter (13-4, 6-3 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Anna Graham 13-0-1;
Jasmine Crook 11-1-0; Leslie Welch 8-0-1; Jennifer Campbell 4-0-0;
Kelsey Kirk 1-0-0; Jordan Corder 0-0-1; Totals 37-1-2.0. (Assists) -
Jordan Corder 33. (Dig leaders) - Loren Olive 13; Jordan Corder 10;
Jasmine Crook 9
Site: Rome, Ga (Winthrop-King Centre)
Date: Oct 13, 2012 Attend: 50 Time: 1:14