Oct. 24, 2005
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Baylor junior outside hitter Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.) recorded her fifth straight double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs and all 13 Bears saw the floor in a 3-0 (30-18, 30-15, 30-24) sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in non-conference volleyball action Monday night at Moody Fieldhouse.
Senior outside hitter Kelly Spriggs (Houston, Texas) hit .500 with eight kills, six digs and four blocks, while senior outside hitter Melanie Hamerly (Orange, Texas), senior middle blocker Stella Odion (Houston, Texas) and junior middle blocker Desiree Guilliard-Young (Berkeley, Calif.) each had six kills. Odion added six digs and six blocks, while Guilliard-Young also had six blocks. Redshirt freshman outside hitter Krystle Everett (Crandall, Texas) had a career-high five kills, while junior outside hitter Deja Sweeney (Sacramento, Calif.) had four kills and seven digs.
Senior setter Emily Huston (Santa Rosa, Calif.) played only the first game and had 18 assists, while sophomore Amanda Modglin (Houston, Texas) took over the rest of the match and had 24 assists, two kills, four digs and five blocks. Sophomore libero Kristen Schramek tied for the match high with 10 digs, while sophomore defensive specialist Heather Marcus (Grand Prairie, Texas) added six digs and senior defensive specialist Maggie Chlebana (Calgary, Alberta) added five. Freshman Amanda Elliott (Richmond, Texas) played much of the third game and had one kill.
Anna Machado had a match-high 11 kills to lead TAMU-CC (9-10), while Amber Pippen led the Islanders with 10 digs. Lauren Carter and Lauren Paslay had six kills each.
TAMU-CC took an 11-8 lead in game one, but Baylor scored four straight to take the lead and never trailed again. Leading 16-15, the Bears went on a 10-1 run to go up 26-16. Baylor then scored four of the last five points to take the game, 30-18. Baylor hit 395 for the game and got nine kills from LeBlanc, while holding the Islanders to .070.
Baylor jumped out in a hurry in game two, taking a 10-3 lead. The Bears later scored seven straight to take a 21-9 lead and another four-point run pushed the advantage to 26-12. Baylor led by as much as 15 at 28-13 and closed out the game by the same margin, 30-15. Baylor had 15 kills with no errors for a .441 attack percentage in the game, while recording six blocks to hold the Islanders to .045.
The Bears used a seven-point spurt in game three to take a 17-8 lead, but the Islanders later answered back with a six-point run to cut the lead to 21-18. TAMU-CC got within one at 22-21, but Baylor scored the next four to push the lead back to five and closed out the match with a 30-24 decision.
Baylor hit .339 for the match, while holding TAMU-CC to .039. The Bears outdug the Islanders, 57-43, and outblocked them, 13.0-3.5.
The Bears return to action and Big 12 play when they travel to face Iowa State Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.