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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 22:09

BU Wraps up Regular Season with Win

Renata Dill (left) and Sara Slater (right) combined for 67 digs on Tuesday night Renata Dill (left) and Sara Slater (right) combined for 67 digs on Tuesday night

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team wrapped up the 2013 HAAC regular season with a five set win at Central Methodist on Tuesday night, 31-29, 26-28, 23-25, 25-19, 15-7, to improve to 21-8 and 7-2.

With the win the Wildcats tied for second-place in the HAAC standings with that 7-2 conference mark and will serve as the No. 3 seed in the upcoming HAAC Conference tournament.

The Wildcats will host a first round HAAC Tournament match this Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. inside the Collins Center against an opponent not yet determined.

Missouri Valley, Graceland, Culver-Stockton, Peru State and Benedictine all ended the HAAC regular season with a mark of 4-5 and a tiebreaker will have determine the rest of the seeds for the tournament.

With the loss, CMU fell to 16-12 overall and 2-7 in the conference. The Wildcats had four players finish the night with double-digit kills, as Crystal Simon led the team with 22 and Danielle French had 13.

Shannon McCarty finished with 12 and reigning HAAC Setter and Player of the Week Hannah Bettge had 10 kills along with 59 assists and eight digs.

Baker hit .210 as a team and held CMU to an attack percentage of .165. Baker also had 10 total team blocks and French had five solo blocks.

Four Wildcats also had double digit digs, but none better than senior Renata Dill, as she finished with 44 digs.

Sam Landgrebe had 10 and Kaysha Green finished with 13, Sara Slater had 23 digs and as a team Baker collected 69.


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