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No. 2 Central Arkansas Defeats No. 7 McNeese in Four Sets to Move On

first_imgSet FourThe closet McNeese got to leading since going up 1-0 was tying UCA at 14-14, but Anderson’s back-to-back kills swung the momentum back in the Sugar Bears’ favor en route to a 25-19 set win to claim the match 3-1. Anderson finished the set hitting .444 with five kills to lead the Sugar Bears. UCA blocked five attacks and produced 25 digs as McNeese hit just .022 for the set. Tipppet ended the match with a smashing kill as Elizabeth Armstrong gained her 46th assist of the night.VB: @UCAVball advances to Southland semifinal round, 3-1 winners over @McNeeseVball. Next up at 6:30, SHSU vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. pic.twitter.com/537STLF4ua— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 17, 2017 After dropping the first set 25-23, the Sugar Bears took the next three sets 25-23, 25-17, 25-19 to advance to the semifinals. McNeese had defeated UCA in five sets twice this season heading into the contest. Four Sugar Bears reached double figures in kills with junior middle blocker Savanah Allen leading all hitters with 14 kills, junior right side Samantha Anderson adding 12, sophomore outside hitter Abbie Harry notching 11 and junior outside hitter Haley Tippett garnering 10. Tippett reached a double-double by digging 14 attacks, being one of four Sugar Bears to reach double figures for digs. The UCA defense also tallied 14.5 blocks. Set TwoUCA evened the match 1-1 with a 25-23 victory in the second set behind Haley Tippet and Abbie Harry’s five kills each. The two combined for 10 of the Sugar Bears’ 18 kills. Tippet also tallied for a team-best six digs as the Sugar Bears posted 23 in the set. McGownd had eight of the 18 digs for McNeese as Rae Myers and Katelyn Elliot led the team in kills with both reaching three.VB: Tippett’s kill ends set 2, 25-23 in favor of @UCAVball. Tied 1-1 with @McNeeseVball heading to break. Watch https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt. pic.twitter.com/SlPmiMehF6— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 17, 2017 McNeese’s sophomore outside hitter Keegan Nelms put up a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – No. 2 Central Arkansas got its revenge on No. 7 McNeese when the Sugar Bears defeated the Cowgirls 3-1 on Friday in Southland Volleyball Tournament quarterfinals at the Dugan Wellness Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Set OneLibero Angela McGownd tallied seven digs to lead a McNeese back row that combined for 13 digs and kept Central Arkansas to a .175 hitting percentage in a 25-23 win for the Cowgirls. McNeese hit for .282 with seven players earning a kill and Keegan Nelms racked up a team best four. UCA’s Megan Nash and Savanah Allen each produced four kills while Samantha Anderson downed three.VB: #8 seed ACU already won today. What does #7 @McNeeseVball have in store? Cowgirls up 1-0 over @ucavball, taking 1st set by 25-23 count. pic.twitter.com/TrSP4HkkxY— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 17, 2017 Set ThreeUCA ran off to an 8-2 start to the set, including service aces from Nash and Tippett, before McNeese head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald called her first timeout. The Sugar Bears never let the Cowgirls within four points after the timeout as UCA took the set 25-17. Allen hit a perfect 1.000 on six attacks for a Sugar Bears squad that hit .423 in the set to McNeese’s .179. Shanna Spree led the Cowgirls in kills with four.VB: @UCAVball up 2-1 on @McNeeseVball, as UCA takes 3rd set 25-17. Watch NOW on https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. pic.twitter.com/tK2ZoVZuVV— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 17, 2017 The Sugar Bears will face the winner of No. 3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and No. 6 Sam Houston State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the Southland Digital Network.last_img

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