UNCG sweeps North Carolina Central, 3-0
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG ran out and easily took the first set 25-14 en route to sweeping North Carolina Central 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-22) on Tuesday evening in Fleming Gymnasium. The match was the Spartans' final nonconference and midweek match of the season.
The Spartans improved to 10-10 with the win, while the Eagles fell to 1-18 on the year.
Karrian Chambers led the Spartan attack as she delivered a match-high 12 kills and Kelsey Sidney added eight kills. Despite only playing in two sets, Ari Lysacek had a match-high 18 assists and Kellie Orewiler had a team-high 11 digs.
Emanuelle Santos had 10 kills to lead the way for the Eagles and also posted 13 digs for the match's lone double-double.
The opening set close in the early going as UNCG led just 7-6 before using an 11-2 run to open up an 18-8 advantage. After a block by Lysacek and Morgan Freeman set up set point, the Spartans were the recipient of an Eagle attack error to win the set, 25-14.
The second set was much tighter as UNCG went to its bench early and often. The Spartans raced out to an 8-4 lead, but found themselves tied with the Eagles at 12. The two sides were still tied at 23 late in the set, but got an attack error from North Carolina Central and a kill by Sidney to win the set, 25-23, and take a 2-0 lead into intermission.
Coming out of the break, UNCG fell behind early 6-3, but fought back to take a 12-8 lead. UNCG would like by as many as five late in the set before the Eagles rallied to pull within one at 23-22. After an Eagle attack error, Holland Hoefnagel delivered a kill to give the Spartans the final set, 25-22.
The Spartans will return to SoCon competition this weekend as they travel to Samford on Friday at 8 p.m.
UNCG def. N.C. Central 25-14, 25-23, 25-22
N.C. Central (1-18) (Kills-aces-blocks) - SANTOS,Emanuelle 10-0-0; ARRUFAT,Dayanna 6-1-1; RICHARDS,Tasha-Gaye 6-0-1; KALAO,Jzima-Malaki 4-0-0; MCCARTHY,Ashley 2-0-0; SINCLAIR,Martisann 1-0-0; GENNA,Alice 1-1-0; Totals 30-2-1.0. (Assists) - GENNA,Alice 13; KALAO,Jzima-Malaki 12. (Dig leaders) - SANTOS,Emanuelle 13; ARRUFAT,Dayanna 8
UNCG (10-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Karrian Chambers 12-2-3; Kelsey Sidney 8-0-2; Holland Hoefnagel 6-0-2; Chelsea Evans 6-3-0; Vicky Harley 5-0-3; Ariel Newman 4-0-0; Morgan Freeman 3-0-2; Ari Lysacek 2-0-2; Emily McMurtrey 1-0-0; Sarah Eldridge 1-0-0; Kellie Orewiler 0-4-0; Totals 48-9-7.0. (Assists) - Ari Lysacek 18; Emily McMurtrey 13. (Dig leaders) - Kellie Orewiler 11; Holland Hoefnagel 6
Site: Greensboro, N.C. (Fleming Gymnasium)
Date: Oct 04, 2011 Attend: 108 Time: 1:24
Referees: Vaughn Hastings, Brian Webb
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