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Thursday, 18 October 2012 20:53

No. 21 MNU Takes Down BU in Three

Savannah Smith had nine kills on the night, tied for the team lead Savannah Smith had nine kills on the night, tied for the team lead

OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team fell to rival MidAmerica Nazarene University in straight sets on Thursday night, (25-20, 25-15, 25-22) to fall to 16-12 overall and 5-2 in the conference.

The No. 21 ranked Pioneers kept its perfect Heart of America Record, improving to 7-0 and 19-4 overall.

The Wildcats had its best hitting percentage set of the match in the first, hitting .243, but MNU matched that with a .353 team hitting percentage and continually received a spark from outside hitter Molly Brewster, who led all players with 13 kills.

On the night, MNU hit .333 with 41 kills and just 10 errors, while Baker hit .123 as a squad.

Savannah Smith nearly had a double-double for Baker with a team high nine kills and 11 digs and Crystal Simon provided the Wildcats with six kills and four digs.

Renata Dill tied Savannah Smith for the team lead in digs with 11 and senior Jana Boss had 21 assists along with a tie for the team lead in kills with nine and six digs.

MNU got 32 assists from Taryn Salum and 15 digs from Becca Valdez. Baker will return to the court next Tuesday, Oct. 23 at home when they take on HAAC opponent Culver-Stockton at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center.

STATS: Baker 0 - MNU 3


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