Lions Split Final Day in Missouri
|Saint Leo (6-2)||25||28||25||3|
|Northwest Oklahoma St. (0-4)||12||26||17||0|
|Saint Leo||Northwest Oklahoma St.|
2 Players (#11, #14 - 6)
B: Sami Vierk - 5
D: Molly Alexander - 10
SA: Heather Martin - 7
Paola Turibio - 11
B: 4 Players (#1, #7, #16, #13 - 1)
D: Ana Luiza Calaza - 9
SA: Ana Luiza Calaza - 2
|TEAM STATISTICS||Saint Leo||Northwest Oklahoma St.|
|Saint Leo (5-2)||18||11||20||0|
Lauren Campbell - 9
B: Sami Vierk - 4
D: Lauren Campbell - 10
Mollie Arnold - 9
B: 3 Players (#1, #14, #15 - 2)
D: Lisa Copeland - 13
SA: Lisa Copeland - 3
|TEAM STATISTICS||Saint Leo||Harding|
BOLIVAR, Mo. – Similar to last weekend, the Saint Leo volleyball team repeated their first day's performance as they went 1-1 in the final day of the SBU Purple Bash hosted by Southwest Baptist University. The Lions dropped their morning game to Harding University 3-0, before coming back to defeat Northwestern Oklahoma State 3-0 in the early afternoon.
Finding themselves with an early slate of games before an early flight back, a slow start against Harding saw the opposing Bison take early command of the match. It was control that Harding would not relinquish in the 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-20) defeat.
Quickly regrouping, the Lions took to the SBU main court for the only time in their four matches in dominating Northwestern Oklahoma State 3-0 (25-12, 28-26, 25-17). The Saint Leo defense held the Rangers to just a .027 hitting percentage. It was a match against a first-year team that allowed Coach Sam Cibrone to use some reserves to gain some experience before beginning conference play.
In total, the Lions went 2-2 for the tournament and returned home late Saturday night.
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