MARYVILLE, Mo. - Two Lady Blues hit over .500 and No. 7 Washburn hit
.380 as a team in a 3-1 (30-14, 30-26, 28-30, 30-15) win at Northwest
Missouri State Tuesday night. The Lady Blues improved to 16-1 and won
their 11th straight match. They will return to MIAA action with a 7 p.m.
match Friday against No. 12 Pittsburg State in Lee Arena.
Stephanie Nitz hit .611 with 13 kills and two errors in 18 attempts and
Mandi Cox hit .538 with 15 kills and just one error in 26 attempts.
Tessa Jones, last week's AVCA national player of the week, had a
double-double with 15 kills and 12 digs and Monica Miesner had her
seventh double-double of the year with 11 kills and 14 digs.
Setter Kate Hampson helped lead Washburn to a season-high .380 attack
percentage behind 54 assists and she added a double-double with 11 digs.
Libero Erica Cowhick led the team with 23 digs while Nitz led the
attackers with four assisted blocks.
Washburn opened the match by hitting .367 in the first game and .395 in
the second game to race off to a 2-0 start. The Bearcats took game three
in a close contest and then Washburn hit .520 in game four while NWMSU
hit just .029 to lead to a 30-15 WU win in the clinching game.