No. 3 Truman Wraps Up Perfect Weekend
ROLLA, Mo. - The No. 3 Truman Bulldogs completed a 4-0 weekend at the Missouri S&T "Middle of Everywhere" Classic with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-22) win against the host Lady Miners in the tournament's final game. The Bulldogs finished the tournament as the only undefeated squad in the ten-team field.
Eleven different Bulldogs tallied kills in the match against MST, with senior Allie Cherven's eight leading the pack. Freshman Kylie Easlon had a team-high 20 assists, while senior libero Whitney Boehler tacked on a match-high 17 digs.
Truman hit .249 for the tournament and relied on its stingy defense to hold opponents to just a .110 percentage. The squad averaged nearly three blocks per set behind Cherven's 1.69 blk/set average. Boehler finished the tournament averaging a shade under five digs per set while four ‘Dogs depart Rolla having averaged more than two kills per set.
The Bulldogs will be back in action next weekend for four more matches at the Nebraska-Kearney tournament.
A familiar face provided the No. 3 Truman volleyball team all it could handle in squad's first match Saturday, but a red-hot fifth set propelled the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win (24-26, 25-7, 24-26, 25-16, 15-9) against former regional opponent North Alabama.
Truman hit .308 for the match, but recorded 10 kills on 13 attempts in the decisive fifth game - all without committing an error - to secure the win. Only six Bulldogs recorded kills in the match which saw 36 tie scores and 14 lead changes, but four of those six finished with at least 10 kills.
Senior Dana Hanselmann broke out during her first significant action in 2008 by leading the squad with 12 kills. She added 11 digs for a double-double and was matched in the double-double category by fellow senior Eli Medina's 10 kills and 12 digs.
Senior Allie Cherven was one of two Bulldogs to finish with eight kills, but she led the way with 12 blocks (one solo, 11 assist) as the purple and white tallied 19 blocks in the match.
Sophomore Ashley Petak and freshman Kylie Easlon shared top honors in assists - each finishing with 24 - while senior libero Whitney Boehler notched her second 20+ dig effort in as many days with a match-high 23 digs.
Article courtesy of Truman athletics.