Aug. 31, 2007
Boulder, Colo. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Five Knights registered double-digits in kills as the UCF volleyball team posted a 3-2 (30-24, 24-30, 30-27, 22-30, 15-4) victory over UNC-Wilmington Friday afternoon at the Colorado Invitational. The Knights (2-3, 0-0 Conference USA) hit .270 in the match, including a .636 stint in the final game.
Senior Schanell Neiderworder (Aurora, Colo./Grandview) led the Black and Gold in kills with 15, while Lauren Williams (Lake Mary, Fla./Seminole) hit .588 in the match with 13 kills. Stephanie Serna (San Antonio, Texas/Birmingham-Southerm), Jenny Heppert (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State) and Erin Campbell (Kansas City, Mo./North Kansas City) also had solid outings for UCF getting 12, 11 and 10 kills, respectively.
The Knights and the Seahawks (1-4) traded wins throughout the first four games, with UCF claiming games one and three and UNC-Wilmington securing games two and four. The Black and Gold took control of the fifth game going up 6-1 before a fire alarm in the gym forced a 20-minute delay, but the distraction was not enough to take the Knights out of their rhythm. UCF went on to allow only three additional points to the Seahawks on its way to a 15-4 decision.
Freshman setter Blaire Bruggemeyer (Burleson, Texas/Arlington Grace Prep) had a match-high 58 assists, while fellow freshman Kristen Petrasic (Carrollton, Texas/Creekview) led the Knights with 12 digs. Heppert also had a match-high seven block assists against the Seahawks.
UCF will have a short break before taking on No. 11 California tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET. Saturday the Knights will face the host Colorado Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET to conclude the tournament.
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