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MIAA volleyball drives into week one

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The MIAA volleyball season is set to get underway as many teams hit the road for non-conference tournament play. 


Upcoming MIAA Previews:
#5 Central Missouri faces ranked competition in Tampa
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
Sept. 5: vs. #24 Indianapolis 11:15 a.m./at #2 Tampa 3:45 p.m.  Sept. 6: vs. #13 Ferris St. 9 a.m./vs. Tusculum 3:45 p.m.
#5 Central Missouri will take a trip down to Tampa to open the season where they will face the #2, #13 and #24 teams in the nation. On the attack the Jennies top returner is Carly Sojka who averaged 3.03 kills per set with while at the net Haley Thompson averaged 0.80 blocks per set while hitting .337 on the year. The UCM offense will feature a new setter this year after graduating Julia Bates. On the return during the 2013 campaign Annie Reilly led the way averaging 5.29 digs per set.

Central Oklahoma opens the season at home
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA    Sept. 3: vs. Bacone 6 p.m./Mid-America Christian 8 p.m.
Sept. 5: vs. Union 2 p.m./at Henderson St. 6 p.m.    Sept. 6: vs. SE Oklahoma St. 11 a.m./vs. McMurry 1 p.m.
Central Oklahoma opens the season at home with two on Sept. 3 before hitting the road for Arkadelphia, Ark. for four matches this weekend. On the attack the Bronchos return Barbara Jackson who led the way with 3.65 kills per in 2013. Katie Davis is the teams top returning setter after averaging 3.97 assists per set last season, mainly as a defensive specialist. Jackson is also the teams top returner of defense averaging 2.57 digs per set.

Emporia State opens up away from home
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA     Sept. 5: vs. Urbana 11 a.m./vs. Ohio Valley 5 p.m.
Sept. 6: at Illinois-Springfield 1 p.m.
Emporia State opens the season in Springfield, Ill. as they face three teams on the weekend. On the attack the Hornets return Carly Spicer who averaged 2.58 kills per set last season. Sydney Hartman returns at setter where she averaged 5.48 assists per set in a two setter system. On the return Kelly Holden averaged 4.30 and Paige Vanderpool 3.47 digs per set.

Fort Hays State heads out on the road 
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA  Sept. 5: vs. McMurry 12 p.m./vs. SE Oklahoma State 4 p.m.
Sept. 6: vs. Union 9 a.m./at Henderson St. 11 a.m.
Fort Hays State heads to Arkadelphia, Ark. to face four non-conference matches as they open the 2014 campaign.  On the attack Taylor Mares led the way averaging 2.74 kills per set. The teams top returning setter is Libby Ary who averaged 5.79 assists per set. On defense Sara Hewson averaged 3.13 digs per set while Mallory Flagor averaged 0.60 blocks per set.

Lindenwood heads for Christian Brothers  
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA     Sept. 5: vs. Harding 11:30 a.m./vs. Drury 2 p.m.
Sept. 6: at Christian Brothers 9 a.m./vs. Alderson Broaddus 4:30 p.m.
Lindenwood will head to Christian Brothers for a four match-tournament in the opening weekend. On the attack their top returner is Kayla Guyot who averaged 2.79 kills per set hitting .301 on the year. Emma Brydels returns at setter where she averaged 9.27 assists per set and also added a team best 3.22 digs per set. Sarah Makowski averaged 0.83 blocks per set to lead the squad.

Missouri Southern heads for Texas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA       Sept. 5: at Angelo State 12 p.m./vs. Arkansas Monticello 4 p.m.
Sept. 6: vs. Tarleton St. 10 a.m./vs. Arkansas Fort-Smith 4 p.m.
Missouri Southern will open the season with four matches on the road at the Angelo State tournament. On the attack the Lions return Katie Politte who averaged 3.34 kills per set last season. At the setter position Abby Finder led the way in 2013 averaging 8.00 assists per set. On defense Callie Whetstone averaged 0.88 blocks per set while Politte averaged 2.13 digs per set.

Missouri Western travels just down the road to Kansas City
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA      Sept. 5: vs. Findlay 12 p.m./at Rockhurst 5 p.m. 
Sept. 6: vs. East Central 12 p.m./vs. William Jewell 2:30 p.m. 
Missouri Western will travel down the road to face four matches at the Rockhurst Tournament. The Griffons top returner on the attack is Erica Rottinghaus who averaging 3.22 kills per set. Kelly Scannel returns to the line-up after averaging 7.78 assists per set. On the return Sarah Faubel averaged a team best 4.39 digs per set while Amanda Boender averaged 1.08 blocks per set.

#9 Nebraska-Kearney opens the year at home
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA     Sept. 5: vs. Western State 12:15 p.m./vs. Newman 7 p.m.   
Sept. 6: vs. South Dakota Mines 12:15 p.m./vs. Northern State 7 p.m.
#9 Nebraska-Kearney will host a season opening tournament where they will play four matches on their home floor. On the attack MJ Massanet is the top returner after averaging 2.48 kills per set. Erin Seele, who also returns, averaged 11.14 assists per set in 2013. On the return Liz McGowan led the way averaging 4.11 digs per set last season.

Northwest Missouri heads to Kansas City
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA  Sept. 5: vs. Jewell 2:30 p.m./vs. Findlay 5 p.m
Sept. 6: vs. Rockhurst 9:30 a.m./vs. East Central 2:30 p.m.
Northwest Missouri heads to Rockhurst to open the season. On the attack the Bearcats return Brooke Bartosh who averaged 2.71 kills per set last season. On the return Baily Vance led the way averaging 4.48 digs per contest. Jackie Becker returns after averaging 0.70 blocks per set.

Pittsburg State heads for Kansas City
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA  Sept. 5: at Rockhurst 12 p.m/
vs. East Central 2:30 p.m.  Sept. 6: vs. Findlay 9:30 a.m./vs. Jewell 12 p.m.
Pittsburg State heads to Kansas City for the Rockhurst Tournament. Madison Mosier is the top returner on the attack averaging 2.70 kills per set. Hayley Hansford averaged 9.74 assists per set last season. On the return Ashlen Schwartz averaged 2.40 digs and Haylee Gregory 0.88 blocks per set for the year. 

Southwest Baptist hits the road
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA Sept. 5: vs. Ouachita 12 p.m./vs. Trevecca 4 p.m.
Sept. 6: vs. Miles 9 a.m./at Ala.-Huntsville 1 p.m.
Southwest Baptist will open the season in Huntsville, Ala. On the attack Mackynzi Gibson averaged 2.14 kills per set last season while Kelsey Franhauser led the way with 9.22 assists per set. On the return Hannah Blount led the way averaging 5.53 digs per set and Kalyn Sotomayor added 0.93 blocks per set in 46 sets.

#10 Washburn heads to Texas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA  Sept. 5: vs. SW Okla. 9 a.m./Ark. Tech 4:30 p.m.  Sept. 6: vs. Fort Lewis 9 a.m./vs. NW Okla. St. 2 p.m.
#10 Washburn is scheduled to open the season in Texas. On the attack they return Marissa Cox who averaged 3.69 kills per set and hit .337 on the year. WU will feature a new setter with the departure of Abby Wittman. On the return Leanna Willer averaged 3.06 digs per set and as a team WU averaged 2.21 blocks per set.

       

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