Knights Fall to Memphis in Five-Game Heartbreaker


Oct. 28, 2007

Final Stats

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Sophomore outside hitter Erin Campbell (Kansas City, Mo.) recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 14 kills and 22 digs, despite the Knights falling to Memphis, 3-2 (30-25, 18-30, 23-30, 30-26, 12-15), in a five-game heartbreaker at the new UCF Arena Sunday afternoon.

With the loss, the Knights drop to 0-12 in Conference USA and 9-18 on the season, while the Tigers improve to 8-3 in the league and 19-9 overall with their win over the Black and Gold.

In its second annual "Dig for the Cure" match, the Knights had 69 total digs. Fans were able to pledge money per dig UCF earned prior to the match, with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a group that works to prevent breast cancer. Campbell led the team with her 22 digs, while Cassie Ramaekers (Blue Grass, Iowa) added 18.

UCF had 12 service aces in the match, led by Andrea Youngblood (Castle Rock, Colo.) who totaled seven aces for the Knights, placing her in a tie for second on the UCF single-match register. The sophomore rattled off four-straight aces in the third game, adding to her two aces from the first game. She finished off the match with one in the decisive fifth game.

Freshman Blaire Brueggemeyer (Burleson, Texas) contributed three service aces of her own in the match and also had a team-high 43 assists.

Redshirt freshman Lauren Williams (Lake Mary, Fla.) returned to the court Sunday after an injury kept her out for most of the season. The middle blocker hit a team-high .333 with seven kills, adding a solo block.

The Knights started the afternoon with a first-game win, outhitting the Tigers .222 to .162, getting three kills from Williams and three service aces from Brueggemeyer. After dropping the next two games, the Black and Gold rebounded in game four behind five kills from both Campbell and Stephanie Serna (San Antonio, Texas) to force the match into a fifth game.

After going up 8-7 in the game, the Knights could not contain Memphis' Shelby Burton, who had six of her match-high 23 kills in the contest, to lead the Tigers to a 15-12 win.

The Knights return to C-USA action Nov. 2 when they travel to Greenville, N.C. for a face-off with East Carolina at 7 p.m. On Nov. 4, the Black and Gold head north to Marshall for a 1 p.m. contest.

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