Sept. 9, 2006
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Baylor senior outside hitter Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.) was named the most valuable player and senior middle blocker Desiree Guilliard-Young (Berkeley, Calif.) was named to the all-tournament team as the Bears won their ninth match in a row with a 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 30-23) victory over Houston in the finale of the Austin Bank/SFA Invitational Saturday night at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Against the Cougars, Guilliard-Young hit .600 with 10 kills and a pair of blocks, while freshman middle blocker Anna Breyfogle (Buda, Texas) had nine kills. LeBlanc rested in game three and finished with five kills. Freshman right-side hitter Katie Sanders (Katy, Texas) and freshman outside hitter Lauren Keeton (Groesbeck, Texas) had six kills each.
Junior libero Kristen Schramek matched her own three-game match record with 22 digs, a feat she has now achieved three times.
Baylor outhit Houston, .222-.040. The Bears also outdug the Cougars, 51-50, and outblocked them 7.0-5.0.
Baylor 3, Tennessee State 0
In the afternoon match, LeBlanc posted her third straight double-double and sixth of the season with 10 kills and 11 digs, while Breyfogle added 10 kills and four blocks to wrap up head coach Jim Barnes' 200th career win with a 3-0 (30-25, 30-19, 30-21) victory over Tennessee State.
Guilliard-Young and Sanders had nine kills each, while Keeton had eight. Smith played only in game three and hit .800 with four kills.
Freshman setter Taylor Barnes (Arlington, Texas) had three kills, a three-game match season high 45 assists and three digs. Schramek added nine digs.
Baylor hit a season-high .441 for the match, while holding Tennessee State to .200. The Bears (10-1) also outdug the Tigers, 38-28, and outblocked them, 7.0-3.0.
The Bears return to action when they host Kansas State in the Big 12 Conference opener Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.