Shockers Sweep Harvard

9/11/2009

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HOUSTON, Texas - No. 23 Wichita State won its opening match of the Mizuno Invitational II with a sweep of Harvard. The Shockers (7-1) won by scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-10.  With the win, head coach Chris Lamb won his 200th career match.

Sarah McGee led the Shockers with 11 kills and also added seven blocks while hitting .714. Emily Stockman added seven kills, 11 digs and four aces, while Mary Elizabeth Hooper had 29 assists and two aces.

A service ace by Kim Wadsworth gave the Shockers an early 6-1 lead in the first set. Back-to-back kills by Emily Stockman increased the lead to 12-4 and WSU cruised to a 25-10 win.

WSU hit .556 in the first set, while holding the Crimson to a -.312 mark. Stockman led the Shockers with four kills, while Sarah McGee added three.

Stockman opened the second set with back-to-back service aces and a kill by Emily Adney gave the Shocks a 6-3 lead. Harvard cut the lead to 10-5 with a service ace, but a kill by Stephanie Tokarz put WSU up 16-9. The Shockers won the set 25-12 on a kill by McGee.

A service ace by Jackie Church put WSU in front 9-1 in the third set and an Amanda Backes ace increased the lead to 20-7. The Shockers rolled to a 25-10 win.

The Shockers are next in action on Sat., Sept. 12 when they face South Carolina at 11 a.m. and Rice at 7 p.m.

 

Article courtesy of Wichita State Athletics

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