Quantcast

Volleyball Takes Long Conference Road Trip - KOAM TV 7

Volleyball Takes Long Conference Road Trip

Updated:

Press Release Pittsburg State University: 

The Pittsburg StateVolleyball team (3-6, 0-1 MIAA) takes one of the longest trips in theconference this weekend as they travel to No. 5 Nebraska-Kearney (9-1, 1-0MIAA) and Fort Hays State (0-6, 0-1 MIAA) on Friday and Saturday.

The Gorillas and Lopers will face off at 7 p.m. on Friday (September 20). UNKhas won five games straight with its only loss being to Angelo State in theMetro State Tournament last weekend. The Lopers are averaging 13.9killsand 17.5 digs per set. Ashley Leitner leads the Lopers in kills averaging4.38 kps with Bailey Sokolowski in second with 2.38 kps and Ellie Pesaventofollowing with 2.36 kps. Liz McGowan leads the team in digs averaging 3.93 dpswith Kinslie TeKolste right behind her with 2.70 dps. The team hits at a .277clip, while holding opponents to a .110 attack percentage. The team averagesalmost 2.0 blocks per set. A big strength for the Lopers is in their serve andserve receive. The team has 43 aces already on the season, more than double the20 aces they have given to opponents on the season. 

Fort Hays State will be looking for its first win of the season when theGorillas come to Hays on Saturday (September 21) at 2 p.m. The team lost itsfirst conference match on Tuesday, 3-0 to Nebraska-Kearney. TheTigers average 10.1 kills and 12.3 digs per set. Madison Schwartz leads theTigers with 2.00 kps with Jenna Ulrich in a close second at 1.95 kps and TaylorMares in just behind with 1.8 5kps. On the defensive end, Makenzie Weinmanleads the team with 3.65 dps and Sara Hewson adding 2.00 dps. The Tigers hit atonly a .103 clip, while allowing opponents a .289 hitting percentage. The teamhas only 18 service aces on the season and has given up 40 to its opponents.The team averages 1.5 blocks per set, while the opposition gets 2.1 bps.

Pitt State has a .143 attack percentage on the season and records 11.7 kps. TheGorilla's opponents have been only slightly better with a .163 attackpercentage and 12.7 kills per set. The team averages 18.4 dps and has beenstrong on the block with 63.0 total blocks on the season for 2.1 per set. 

Crystal Whitten leads the Gorilla offense with 4.10 kills per set. Abbie Smithadds 2.04 kps. Whitten and Madi Mosier share the team lead in aces with seven apiece on the year. Hayley Hansford has been the team's primary setter andrecords 9.10 assists per set. Defensively, five Gorillas average 2.00 digs perset or more on the season, led by Jordan Rehm with 5.20. Taylor Wright adds2.82 dps, Whitten, 2.80, Hansford, 2.17 and Ashlen Schwartz, 2.11 dps. HayleeGregory leads the team at the net with 0.93 blocks per set. She has 26 totalblocks on the season, six solo and 20 assisted. Paula Okrutna also has 26 totalblocks on the year for 0.87 bps. Mosier adds 0.70 bps. 

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lions fall 4-1 in series opener against Central Oklahoma

    Lions fall 4-1 in series opener against Central Oklahoma

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:08:29 GMT
    Joplin - A three-run home run in the seventh-inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Missouri Southern baseball team dropped the opener of a four-game series tonight to Central Oklahoma 4-1 at Joe Becker Stadium.Southern (22-20, 15-18 MIAA) saw a solid pitching performance from starter Payton Walker as the sophomore went four innings and scattered six hits. He struck out seven and walked none. Kanon Hoover threw an inning of relief and allowed just one hit, while Tyler Kjellsen threw an inning, as wel...More >>
    Joplin - A three-run home run in the seventh-inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Missouri Southern baseball team dropped the opener of a four-game series tonight to Central Oklahoma 4-1 at Joe Becker Stadium.Southern (22-20, 15-18 MIAA) saw a solid pitching performance from starter Payton Walker as the sophomore went four innings and scattered six hits. He struck out seven and walked none. Kanon Hoover threw an inning of relief and allowed just one hit, while Tyler Kjellsen threw an inning, as wel...More >>
  • Joplin Demize: Website provides team info, tickets, merchandise, etc.

    Joplin Demize: Website provides team info, tickets, merchandise, etc.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:14:34 GMT
    The Joplin Demize NPSL team has expanded its presence from on the field to online as the team gears up for its inaugural season. Through a partnership with Demosphere, the country’s top soccer-specific international website provider, soccer enthusiasts can now go to www.joplindemize.com to keep up with team news, find Joplin Demize game highlights, and purchase tickets and merchandise.More >>
    The Joplin Demize NPSL team has expanded its presence from on the field to online as the team gears up for its inaugural season. Through a partnership with Demosphere, the country’s top soccer-specific international website provider, soccer enthusiasts can now go to www.joplindemize.com to keep up with team news, find Joplin Demize game highlights, and purchase tickets and merchandise.More >>
  • Brown Sets MIAA Record to Aid in Gorilla Sweep

    Brown Sets MIAA Record to Aid in Gorilla Sweep

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:36:21 GMT
    Pittsburg State senior Tiffany Brown hit three of the nine Gorilla home runs in Pitt State's doubleheader sweep of Drury on Wednesday (April 16), but it was the first one that mattered most as she hit her 24th of the seasonMore >>
    Pittsburg State senior Tiffany Brown hit three of the nine Gorilla home runs in Pitt State's doubleheader sweep of Drury on Wednesday (April 16), but it was the first one that mattered most as she hit her 24th of the seasonMore >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.