Oct. 28, 2008
Potter Tallies Career-Best 55 Assists in 3-1 Loss to Rockhurst
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Andrea Potter made a career-high 55 assists and Amber Ryan added her fourth double-double of the season as Rockhurst (18-10) won the final three sets in a 3-1 win against Northwest Missouri State (8-18) tonight at Bearcat Arena.
Northwest and Rockhurst exchanged points from 15-15 to 22-22 and tied a total of 14 times during the first set. A pair of Hawk attack errors provided set point for the Bearcats, and a kill from Savannah Leeper brought Rockhurst to within one, but Sara Falcone's fifth kill of the set provided the 25-23 win.
Alex Hanna made a pair of kills during a four-point rally early in the second set to provide a 7-3 Bearcat lead. The Hawks continued to chip away until tying the set at 16-16. A pair of kills from Katy Hernandez broke a 19-19 tie to provide a two-point cushion for the Hawks that held for a 25-23 set victory for Rockhurst.
Four Bearcats had multiple blocks in the third set, led by three from Falcone, but Rockhurst used a 7-1 rally to close out the third set at 25-18.
Northwest fell behind early 5-1 in the fourth set and used small two and three-point rallies to tie the set at 17-17. Both teams exchanged points up to 20-20 before back-to-back kills from the Hawks built a 22-20 lead. The Bearcats held off set point with a kill from Falcone, but eventually dropped the deciding set 25-23.
Potter topped 50 assists for the first time in her career with 55, the highest for Northwest this season. Ryan made 14 kills and 11 kills for her fourth double-double of the season. Paige Spangenberg moved into seventh in season digs with 28 tonight, improving her total to 502. Hanna matched her career-best with 18 kills and hit .342 off 38 attempts.
Up Next: The Bearcats head to Missouri Southern Oct. 28 for a 7 p.m. match at Young Gymnasium.
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