No. 14 Wichita State Sweeps Bradley

10/18/2008

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WICHITA, Kan. - After a five-set battle an evening earlier, No. 14 Wichita State settled in quickly against Bradley on Saturday, sweeping the Braves, 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-12) -- picking up win number 20 in the process.

A pair of kills from both sophomore Amanda Backes and junior Lindsey Eckenrode opened a 15-5 lead in the opening set. Three consecutive attack errors by the Braves extended the Shockers lead to 19-6. A Mary Elizabeth Hooper kill and another Brave error finished the set, 25-10.

The teams traded points briefly to start the second set. Sophomore Sarah McGee and junior Emily Stockman tagged four kills each en route to opening a 20-10 lead. Another McGee kill sealed the second set, 25-15.

Wichita State efficiently works its way through the final set, paced again by the offensive prowess of Stockman combined with Braves' miscues.. The Shocks broke out to a 12-4 lead after a pair of Brave errors, and took the set following four more Bradley attack errors.

Stockman led the Shockers' 20th victory of the season with 11 kills. McGee followed suit. Offensively, the sophomore hit .600 with six kills, and tallied 11 blocks on the defensive end.

The Shockers (20-0, 9-0) are next in action on Fri., Oct. 24 when they host Creighton.

Article courtesy of Wichita State athletics.

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