No. 23 UWF earns third straight GSC sweep against Alabama-Huntsville
Argonautsí .391 attack percentage sits 11th in program history
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Using an offensive attack that ranks among the top performances in program history, the No. 23 West Florida volleyball team completed a flawless weekend with a 3-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville to claim its 10th Gulf South Conference match this season.
West Florida (14-6, 10-1 GSC) hit .391 as a team with six Argonauts hitting .300 or better for the match. The attack percentage is 11th all-time for UWF, and helped it to its third straight GSC series sweep of the season.
Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai) was the only player for the match to have double-digit kills with 15 at a .519 clip for the second time this weekend. Sierra Hansen (Layton, Utah/Southern Idaho) had 23 assists and Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) had 13 digs.
Both teams traded points to begin the match before the Argonauts rattled off a 12-2 run that included six kills by Shackelford to own a huge 23-12 advantage. UWF allowed two more points by the Chargers (10-12, 4-6 GSC) before ending the set 25-14.
A 5-0 spree midway through the second set gave West Florida a comfortable 14-8 cushion which they added to with small runs throughout the frame to win 25-16. The Argonauts capped the match with one of the most dominant performances this season that used three separate runs of five, six and seven consecutive points to prevent the Chargers from reaching double-digits and take the game 25-9.
West Florida hits the road again next weekend for the Red Elephant Café South Regional Crossover hosted by No. 5 Tampa. The Argonauts kick off the tournament Oct. 19 against Florida Southern at 2:30 p.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
Short Box Score (Match)
2012 West Florida Volleyball
#23 West Florida vs Alabama-Huntsville (10/14/12 at Huntsville, Ala.)
West Florida def. Alabama-Huntsville 25-14,25-16,25-9
West Florida (12-6 (8-1 GSC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Haley Shackelford
15-1-1; Lindsay Homme 6-0-4; Sarah Scott 5-0-5; Christine Bach 5-0-0;
Autumn Duyn 5-0-2; Abby Timmer 3-0-4; Sarah Hughey 2-0-1; Sierra
Hansen 1-3-0; KC Dobbins 0-3-0; Totals 42-7-10.0. (Assists) - Sierra
Hansen 23. (Dig leaders) - Autumn Duyn 13; Sierra Hansen 8
Alabama-Huntsville (10-12 (4-6 GSC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Angela
Thurmond 8-0-0; Haley Snyder 7-1-0; Kelsey Williams 5-0-1; Kendall
Knisley 3-0-1; Kelly Wilson 2-0-0; Erin Keeney 1-0-0; Ashton Baker
1-0-0; Olivia Bauman 0-1-0; Totals 27-2-1.0. (Assists) - Ashton Baker
12. (Dig leaders) - Kelsey Williams 8; Ashton Baker 4
Site: Huntsville, Ala. (Spragins Hall)
Date: 10/14/12 Attend: 214 Time: 1:05
Referees: Mindy Leftwich, Larry Vinson