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Hardin-Simmons, Texas-Dallas in ASC Volleyball Championship Match
November 3, 2006

Courtesy Texas Lutheran University Sports Information Department

QUARTERFINALS

Hardin-Simmons 3, Mary Hardin-Baylor 1

SEGUIN, Texas – In the first quarterfinal of the American Southwest Conference Volleyball Championship Tournament, the Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls rebounded from a poor second-game performance and put down the upset effort of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a four-game victory.

Friday at Texas Lutheran University’s Tostengard Activity Center, the Cowgirls (17-14) registered a 30-27, 17-30, 30-18, 30-27 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor (9-22).

The Cowgirls received 15 kills, 11 digs and two blocks from Chelsea Buetow. Virginia Aguilar added 14 kills, five digs and five block assists. Megan Lawrence delivered 11 kills, nine digs and four block assists.

UMHB received 13 kills each from Dusti Rhodes and Ally Jones.

Texas-Dallas 3, Sul Ross State 1

SEGUIN, Texas – The University of Texas-Dallas turned back a determined Sul Ross State volleyball squad with a 30-22, 30-23, 23-30, 30-28 win to advanced to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament semifinal.

Friday at Texas Lutheran University, Texas-Dallas received 20 kills and a .529 hitting percentage from Shelley Paul and 19 kills from Kyleigh Irish. The Comets pounded out 70 kills and had 92 total digs. Anna Aronovich collected a game-high 25 digs.

Brittany Fowler dished out 54 assists for the Comets. Paull also had four block assists for Texas-Dallas.

Sul Ross received 12 kills and 20 digs from Raeanne Villalva.

The Comets improved to 23-5 with the win, while Sul Ross State’s season ended at 14-18 overall.

SEMIFINALS

Hardin-Simmons 3, East Texas Baptist 1

SEGUIN, Texas – Hardin-Simmons, the No. 2 seed out of the ASC West Division, sent home ASC East top seed East Texas Baptist in four games Friday at the American Southwest Conference Volleyball Championship Tournament.

Hardin-Simmons advanced to the ASC championship final for a second straight season with the 30-27, 30-26, 27-30, 30-26 win over East Texas Baptist.

Hardin-Simmons improved to 18-14 overall. East Texas Baptist ended its season at 19-12.

Hardin-Simmons received 24 kills and five digs from Chelsea Buetow. HSU also had double-digit kills from Kaela Parnell (13), Virginia Aguilar (13) and Megan Lawrence (12).

Holly Amarena had 23 digs for the Cowgirls, and Amanda Curry dished out 49 assists.

East Texas Baptist was led by Jasmine Manson’s 23 kills. Jane Hays added 17 kills and 12 digs. Jill Boyd posted a match-high 37 digs.

Texas-Dallas 3, Texas Lutheran 1

SEGUIN, Texas – The Texas Lutheran volleyball season came to a close Friday night in TLU’s Tostengard Activity Center with a four-game loss to the University of Texas-Dallas.

In the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament semifinal, Texas-Dallas knocked off the ASC West Division Champion Bulldogs 31-29, 24-30, 30-24, 30-27.

Texas-Dallas, the ASC East Co-Champion and the No. 2 seed out of the ASC East for the conference tournament, advances to the conference tournament final to face Hardin-Simmons. Texas-Dallas improved to 24-6 overall.

Texas Lutheran fell to 18-11.

Kyleigh Irish led the Comets with 22 kills. She added 13 digs. Shelley Paull also reached double-digits in kills, with 15.

Amber Meeks led TLU with 15 kills. She also had 11 digs.

Texas-Dallas had 11 more kills (63-52) and 41 more attempts than TLU. The Bulldogs stayed in the match with a decisive edge in blocking. The Bulldogs had 15 team blocks to just one for the Comets.

Texas-Dallas will play for the conference title at 5 p.m. Saturday in TLU’s Tostengard Activity Center. Texas-Dallas defeated Hardin-Simmons earlier this season. The match went five games.


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