WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior Catherine Hanners had a match-high eight kills and four other Spartans added six kills as UNC Greensboro swept Winston-Salem State, 3-0, on Tuesday evening at the C.E. Gaines Center. The Spartans moved to an even 2-2 on the early season while the Rams fell to 0-3 this year.
Olivia Humphries, Billie Baker, Caley Redden and Alissa Beaudway all recorded six kills in the match as UNCG hit .329 as a team. Baker hit a match-high .545 for UNCG and Redden added six service aces. Freshman Arielle Lysacek had 26 assists in the match and added four digs.
Jasmine Frazier led the Rams with six kills and Annika Barnwell had nine digs to lead the home squad.
Halfway through the first game, the Spartans led 11-9 as the two teams traded points early. UNCG was able to extend its lead to 20-11 on a Hanners kill and cruised to win the game, 25-17.
In the second game, the Rams jumped out to an early 10-4 lead after a Frazier kill. The Spartans then went on an incredible 18-1 run as they took a 22-11 lead. UNCG would take the game after kills by Hanners, Humphries and Lysacek.
UNCG carried its momentum into the third and final game as it hopped out to a 12-4 lead. The Spartans stretched their lead to 18-9 on a kill by Beaudway before UNCG won the game, 25-15 on another kill by Beaudway to seal the match.
The Spartans return to play this weekend as they travel down to Columbia, S.C. for the Gamecock Invitational. UNCG opens play on Friday against Coastal Carolina at 12 p.m. before taking on Eastern Kentucky at 5 p.m. The Spartans will wrap up competition on Saturday at 12 p.m. against host South Carolina.
UNC Greensboro def. Winston-Salem State: 25-17, 25-12, 25-15
UNC Greensboro (2-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Catherine Hanners 8-1-0; Alissa Beaudway 6-0-1; Caley Redden 6-6-3; Olivia Humphries 6-0-2; Billi Baker 6-1-1; Emily Lindborg 4-0-1; Arielle Lysacek 1-1-0; Kayleigh Knerr 0-1-0; Totals 37-10-4.0. (Assists) - Arielle Lysacek 26. (Dig leaders) - Kayleigh Knerr 9; Caley Redden 6
Winston-Salem State (0-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - FRAZIER,Jasmine 6-0-1; HARRIS,Ashley 5-0-0; ALLEN,Georgette 2-0-2; BARNWELL,Annika 2-2-0; COLE,Erica 1-0-1; Totals 16-2-3.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) - BARNWELL,Annika 9; FRAZIER,Jasmine 9
Site: Winston-Salem, NC (C.E. Gaines Center)
Date: Sep 01, 2009 Attend: 212 Time: 1:15
Referees: Richard Holstead, Aisha Boyd
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