UWF hits 20-win plateau with sweep of North Alabama
West Florida hit .431 as a team for all three sets
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PENSACOLA, Fla. – Autumn Duyn had a match-high 15 kills to lead the No. 20 West Florida volleyball team to its third straight sweep of the weekend and a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 26-24) win over Gulf South Conference foe North Alabama Sunday. The Argonauts earned their 20th win of the season in the triumph to move to 20-7 overall, 13-1 GSC.
Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) hit at a scorching .609 clip to lead the Argonauts to a .431 attack percentage as a team. Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai) also had double-digit kills with 15 at a .500 rate. K.C. Dobbins (Winston-Salem, N.C./Arkansas) and Sierra Hansen (Layton, Utah/Southern Idaho) had 22 and 16 assists, respectively, and Andraia Leja (Cary, Ill./Harper) had 14 digs.
Right out of the gate the Argonauts took control with a 10-2 spree in the first set and continued adding to it, only allowing the Lions to score consecutive points once on the way to a 25-13 victory. The second set was much narrower as UWF only held as much as a three point advantage until the 19-17 mark when it used kills by Shackelford and Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa/Southeast Missouri State) and an attack error to jump out to a 22-17 lead. West Florida maintained to claim the frame 25-18.
Much was the same from the second to third sets, this time North Alabama managing to tie it up 23-23 with three straight Lion kills. After they were held off from match point once, the Argonauts benefitted from a Shackelford kill and an attack error to escape in three sets 26-24.
West Florida will conclude its regular season home slate next Saturday when it hosts West Alabama at 3 p.m. for Senior Night, where seniors Shackelford and Christine Bach will be honored. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
Short Box Score (Match)
2012 West Florida Volleyball
North Alabama vs #20 West Florida (Oct 28, 2012 at Pensacola, Fla.)
West Florida def. North Alabama 25-13,25-18,26-24
North Alabama (10-13, 6-6 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Cara Gregg
11-0-1; Priscilla Massengale 8-1-2; De'licia Hutchins 7-0-1; Taylor
Chapman 6-0-2; Hope Rayburn 3-0-0; Jessica Ronyak 3-0-0; Alex Panks
1-0-0; Totals 39-1-3.0. (Assists) - Hope Rayburn 23. (Dig leaders) -
Caroline Neisler 14; Priscilla Massengale 7
West Florida (20-7, 13-1 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Autumn Duyn
15-0-2; Haley Shackelford 14-0-0; Sarah Scott 6-0-1; Christine Bach
6-0-2; Lindsay Homme 5-0-3; Jenny Bellairs 5-0-3; KC Dobbins 2-0-0;
Sierra Hansen 1-0-0; Totals 54-0-6.0. (Assists) - KC Dobbins 22;
Sierra Hansen 16. (Dig leaders) - Andraia Leja 14; Sierra Hansen 7
Site: Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Fieldhouse)
Date: Oct 28, 2012 Attend: 279 Time: 1:09