UWF volleyball falls to No. 1 Tampa in the NCAA DII South Regional Championship

first_img     TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 21-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team fell to No. 1 Tampa 1-3 (25-16,20-25,12-25,23-25) in the NCAA DII South Regional Championship on Saturday night. West Florida ends the season with a 28-8 overall record and 16-2 in the GSC.The Argonauts were led offensively by seniors Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS) and Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa/Southeast Missouri State). Homme tallied 15 kills in the win while Bellairs added 14 kills at a .357 clip and added four blocks. UWF sophomore Colleen Starrs (West Bloomfield, Mich./Walled Lake Central HS) had a stellar defensive performance with 20 digs while senior Sierra Hansen (Layton, Utah/Southern Idaho) led the team with 23 assists.“We knew going into this that Tampa was a good team and I thought we did a really good job preparing,” head coach Melissa Wolter said. “We put specific things into action and I thought out players executed the game plan fairly well specifically early on in the game. I felt like Tampa pushed us to the limit. I would have loved to have seen it go five (sets) but credit to Tampa for coming away with the victory.”West Florida took the first set by a score of 25-16 behind a .312 team attacking percentage. The Argonauts held the Spartans to a .129 team attacking percentage in the first and took the first set behind Homme’s five kills at a .333 clip.Tampa answered in the second set behind a .417 team attacking percentage and had only two attack errors in the entire set. UWF junior Sarah Scott (Plainfield, Ill./Texas-San Antonio) had five kills in the second set at a .333 clip while Homme added four kills.UT controlled the third set and held UWF to a -.097 attacking percentage. Tampa had only three attack errors in the third set and had a balanced offensive attack to take a 2-1 lead.Bellairs had an outstanding fourth set for the Argonauts with seven kills on nine swings (.778). West Florida was tied with Tampa at 23 points in late in the set before Tampa rattled off two consecutive kills from UT sophomore Marissa Lisenbee.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#2013 NCAA Volleyball South Regional All-Tournament TeamAbby Timmer, West FloridaLindsay Homme, West FloridaSarah Scott, West FloridaKayshia Brady, Florida SouthernCatherine Brusie, Florida SouthernCamille Indest, RollinsKelly Merideth, RollinsBerkley Whaley, TampaKahley Patrick, TampaJessica Wagner, TampaMarissa Lisenbee, TampaMeagan Burke, Tampa             Print Friendly Version UWF volleyball falls to No. 1 Tampa in the NCAA DII South Regional Championship UWF ends the regular season with a 28-8 overall record. (Photo by Andy Meng) center_img Sharelast_img

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