Upcoming MIAAPreviews: #7 Central Missouri hosts Peggy Martin Challenge Sept. 12: #7 UCM vs. Winona State 7 p.m. Sept. 13: #7 UCM vs. McKendree 1p.m., #7 UCM vs. #23 Ferris State 7 p.m. Sept. 14: #7 UCM vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead 12 p.m., #7 UCM vs. UC-ColoradoSprings 6 p.m. #7 Central Missouri swept through the opening week of play and enter the secondweekend undefeated. They will host the Peggy Martin Challenge which willinclude a match with #23 Ferris State. They are led by Taylor Goodness whoaveraged 3.50 kills per set the opening weekend. MIAA Specialist of the WeekJulia Bates averaged 12.08 assists per set. Annie Reilly led the waydefensively averaging 4.83 digs per set while Haley Thompson averaged 1.33blocks per set.
Central Oklahoma stays in state for week two Sept. 13: UCO vs. East Central 1 p.m., UCO vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State 5p.m. Sept. 14: UCO vs. Southern Nazarene 1 p.m., UCO vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State7 p.m. Central Oklahoma did not drop a set as they swept through their opening weekendof play. They will now head to the Tiger/Savage Storm Classic in Ada andDurant, Okla. They were led through the first week by Barbara Jackson whoaveraged 3.09 kills per set. Katy Davis averaged 10.17 assists per set for theweekend. On defense Tate Hardaker averaged 5.67 digs per set and Juliette Smithaveraged 1.25 blocks per set.
Emporia State heads for Peggy Martin Challenge Sept. 13: ESU vs. UC-Colorado Springs 10 a.m., ESU vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead4 p.m. Sept. 14: ESU vs. Winona State 9 a.m., ESU vs. #23 Ferris State 3 p.m. Emporia State dropped just two sets as they went 4-0 to open the season. Thisweek they travel to the Peggy Martin Challenge in Warrensburg, Mo. They are ledby Josie Williams who is averaging 2.75 kills per set. Macki Pankratz averaged5.00 assists per set as did Sydney Hartman. On defense Kelly Holden averaged5.50 digs per set and Courtney Haring had 0.93 blocks per set.
Fort Hays State takes a little time off Next up: Sept. 17 FHSU at #3 UNK 7 p.m. Fort Hays State will look to bounce back after dropping their first fivematches on the road in Hawaii. They will take a break before facing #3Nebraska-Kearney to open league play. They were led offensively by MadisonSchwartz who had 2.07 kills per set and Jenna Ulrich and Haley Corkill who eachfinished with 2.00 kills per set. Libby Ary was the squads top setter averaging4.38 assists per set. Defensively Makenzie Weinman averaged 3.59 digs per setand Ulrich averaged 0.94 blocks per set on the weekend.
Lindenwood heads for Colorado Sept. 13: LWU vs. Wayne State 10 a.m., LWU at Colorado State-Pueblo 2 p.m. Sept. 14: LWU vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State 12 p.m., LWU vs. Chadron State 3p.m. Lindenwood will look to improve after picking up their first win of the seasonto move to 1-4. They will travel to the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves Classic toopen week two. On the attack they were led by Aleah Rosenau and Kayla Guyot whoaveraged 2.29 kills per set. Emma Brydels led the way with 8.11 assists per seton the weekend. Shannon Doyle had 2.89 digs per set to lead the defense.
Missouri Southern breaks long losing streak Sept. 13: MSSU vs. Kentucky Wesleyan 3 p.m., MSSU at Arkansas Monticello 7 p.m. Sept. 14: MSSU vs. Union 9 a.m., MSSU vs. Southern Arkansas 2 p.m. Missouri Southern broke a 38 match losing streak with a win last weekend. Theywill head to Arkansas to open week two. They were led on the attack by KatiePolitte who averaged 3.50 kills per set. Katie Finder averaged 7.62 assists perset. Danielle Severns led the way on defense averaging 2.92 digs per set.
Missouri Western to face off with NSIC Sept. 13: MWSU vs. St. Cloud State 11:30 a.m., MWSU vs. Minot State 4:30p.m. Sept. 14: MWSU at Sioux Falls 2 p.m., MWSU vs. Augustana 7 p.m. Missouri Western split their opening weekend of play and now hit the road forthe NSIC Challenge in Sioux Falls, S.D. On the attack they were led by EricaRottinghaus who averaged 3.36 kills per set. Stephanie Hattey averaged 6.79assists per set. On defense Sarah Faubel averaged a team best 5.14 digs perset.
#3 Nebraska-Kearney heads for Colorado Sept. 13: #3 UNK vs. Metro State 8 p.m., #3 UNK vs. Angelo State 1 p.m. Sept. 14: TBD #3 Nebraska-Kearney did not drop a set as they swept through their first fivematches. They will now head to Colorado for the Premier Challenge. They are ledon the attack by Ashley Leitner who is averaging 4.67 kills per set whilehitting .335 on the year. Erin Seele is averaging a team best 11.20 assists perset while LIz McGowan is averaging 4.93 digs per set.
Northwest Missouri heads for South Dakota Sept. 13: NWMSU vs. Minot State 11:30 a.m., NWMSU vs. St. Cloud State 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14: NWMSU vs. Augustana 2 p.m., NWMSU vs. Sioux Falls 7 p.m. Northwest Missouri hits the road for Sioux Falls, S.D. after splitting theiropening week of play. They are led on the attack by Miranda Foster who isaveraging 3.36 kills per set. Bridget Hanafin is averaging 9.86 assists per setwhile Bailey Vance is averaging 5.57 digs per set.
Pittsburg State heads to Peggy Martin Challenge Sept. 13: PSU vs. MSU-Moor 9:30 a.m., PSU vs. UC-Colo. Springs 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14: PSU vs. #23 Ferris St. 9 a.m., PSU vs. Winona St. 3 p.m. Pittsburg State will look to bounce back and pick up their first win as theyhead to the Peggy Martin Challenge. On the attack Crystal Whitten is averaging4.00 kills per set. Haley Hansford averaged 8.54 assists per set while JordanRehm added 4.92 digs per set.
Southwest Baptist heads for Colorado Sept. 13: SBU vs. SW Okla. St. 11 a.m., SBU vs. William Jewell 5 p.m. Sept. 14: SBU vs. Chadron St. 9 a.m., SBU at CSU-Pueblo 1 p.m. Southwest Baptist split their opening week and well head to Colorado for weektwo. On the attack they are led by Nikki Madoch who averaged 2.86 kills perset. Kelsey Fankhauser averaged 10.17 assists per set and Hannah Blountaveraged 3.71 digs per set.
#6 Washburn heads for Colorado Sept. 13: #6 WU vs. #22 Central Wash 2 p.m., #6 WU vs. Grand Valley 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14: #6 WU vs. Tarleton St. 1 p.m., #6 WU vs. West Ore. 5:30 p.m. #6 Washburn dropped just one set during their opening week and that came to #23Ferris State. They will now head to Golden, Colo. for the Oredigger Classicwhere they will face #22 Central Washington. On the attack MIAA Hitter of theWeek Marissa Cox is averaging 3.71 kills per set. Abby Wittman averaged 8.43assists per set with Kelsey Lewis averaging 4.50 digs per set.
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