Oct. 2, 2004
Truman Hits Halfway Point Of The MIAA Season With An 8-0 Mark
Truman (17-0, 8-0 MIAA) regained its hitting touch against Pittsburg State (10-8, 2-5 MIAA) on Saturday, hitting over .300 in a 30-27, 30-19, 30-20 win over the Gorillas. The Bulldogs have now reached the halfway point of the MIAA season with a perfect record and have a one-match lead in the conference standings.
Truman hit .313 in the match while holding Pittsburg State to a .130 mark. The Bulldogs had 25 more kills, 12 more digs, one more block and three more service aces than the Gorillas.
The Bulldogs top two outside hitters continued their recent hot streak. Jessica Sears had a team-high 13 kills and hit .400, while Sarah Shearman had 12 kills while hitting .458. The middle hitters did their job as well as Tiffany Graham had 12 kills and Micaela Walter chipped in with nine. Rebecca Knefelkamp had a team-high 25 assists and was in double-figures in digs with 11. Lauren Dickbernd had a team-high 12 digs for Truman.
Pittsburg State was led by Lizzy Anigor-Abitogun who had 15 of the team's 37 kills. Sarah Wohlgemuth had 32 assists and Pam Radell led the team with 14 digs.
Volleyball Notes: Truman returns home next Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. showdown against Central Missouri. The Jennies are ranked ninth in the country and their only MIAA loss on the season is to the Bulldogs ... the Bulldogs now hold a 29-3 all-time series lead over Pittsburg State ... Truman has won 16 straight conference matches and 26 consecutive regular season matches.
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