Volleyball Takes Central Arkansas In Four
Sept. 14, 2004
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A .128 attack percentage in Game one resulted in a loss, but the Memphis volleyball team regrouped to win the next three games, for a 3-1 triumph over a scrappy Central Arkansas (3-9) squad in the first match of Tuesday's doubleheader. Tiara Gilkey posted her thrid consecutive double-double with 13 kills and 13 digs, while Melissa Nance downed 13 kills to lead the Memphis attack.
For the second time in three matches the Tigers got off to a slow start and, combined with a .408 attack percentage by UCA, dropped the first game 26-30.
Memphis (7-3) overpowered the Sugar Bears in the second game and held a 14-5 advantage in kills on their way to a 30-13 win. Memphis had just four attacking errors and hit .357 in the Game two.
The Tigers outlasted Central Arkansas for a 30-27 win in the thrid set, before finishing off the match with a 30-19 fourth-game victory.
The Memphis defense held UCA's offense to an attack percentage of .021 in the final three games.
Nancy Nellans had 11 kills and Kristen Hardee added a career-high 10 kills for Memphis, while Heather Watts and Emily Steckel each recorded 11 digs. Watts also dished out a match-high 48 assists.
Stefanie Sloan was the lone Sugar Bear to register double figures in kills, finishing with 12 and 12 digs. Heather Watts' younger sister Hilary notched 10 digs for UCA, as did Ashley Williams. Central Arkansas outblocked the Tigers seven to five