Volleyball Sweeps UAB on Senior Day

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Volleyball Sweeps UAB on Senior Day

Contact: Shawn Sell

11/17/2002

  • Box Score

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Cincinnati volleyball sent its two seniors away winners as the Bearcats topped UAB, 3-0, at Senior Day on Sunday afternoon in the Shoemaker Center.

    The Bearcats reached 20 wins for the eighth-straight year with the 30-20, 30-25, 30-16 win. UC is 20-7 overall and 11-2 in Conference USA, good enough for the third seed in next week’s Healthy Choice Conference USA Tournament. UAB falls to 13-19, 5-8.

    Seniors Bonita Wise and Trish Ladusaw combined for 17 kills and 25 digs in their last match in the Shoe.

    “It was a good match for the seniors to go out on,” said head coach Reed Sunahara. “It was good to get back on the winning track and hopefully this builds some momentum going into the tournament.”

    UC held the Blazers to just .036 hitting for the match after allowing South Florida to hit .308 in Friday’s loss.

    The Bearcats took the lead for good early in game one as a 3-0 run produced a 6-3 lead. A Rachel Torblaa kill gave UC a 13-8 lead before UAB got back within two, 14-12, with three -straight points. With a 21-17 lead, UC put together a 7-1 run with the help of six UAB errors to take a 28-18 lead. The Bearcats took the game when the next two UAB serves landed out.

    Trailing 4-2 in game two, Wise capped a 4-0 run that gave UC a 6-4 lead. Allison Magner tied the game at 7-7 for the Blazers with a kill before the Bearcats scored the next three points. UAB got back to 10-9 on two UC errors, but the Bearcats used an 8-1 run for an 18-10 lead. Torblaa had a kill and two blocks in the run and Laura Lauder had a pair of kills. UAB battled back within four and three Martina Shields kills pulled the Blazers to 24-22. It was still a two-point game when the Bearcats scored three-straight with a Leslie Newell kill, a block by Ladusaw and Torblaa and a UAB error. Torblaa ended the game with another block.

    With a one-point lead in game three, UC extended the advantage to 12-8 with kills by Wise and Julie DuPont and two UAB errors. Still up by four, 19-15, UC ended the match with an 11-1 run. Wise and DuPont each had two kills in the run.

    Ladusaw had a match-high 18 digs to raise her career total to 2,006, making her the eighth player in NCAA history to top 2,000 digs and moving her into seventh place all-time.

    DuPont carded 13 kills and 10 digs and Torblaa had 10 kills and six blocks.

    Shields led UAB with a match-high 14 kills to go with nine digs.

     


     

     

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