posted on November 29, 2007 11:38
COLUMBIA, Mo.-- The University of Mobile volleyball team faced a must-win situation against #24 Campbellsville University (Ky.) in the final match of pool play at the NAIA National Tournament, and the Lady Rams responded in a big way, winning 3-0 (30-22, 31-29, 30-24).
The win puts Mobile, Campbellsville, and Columbia in a 3-way tie to be the second team that will advance out of Mobile's pool to the single-elimination bracket which begins Friday.
Columbia won the most games out of the three teams, so they get a bye in the mini-playoff. Mobile and Campbellsville will play 1 game to 30 points at 9:00 am and then the winner of that battle will play Columbia College in 1 game to 30 points at 9:30 am to determine who makes the final 10.
Whomever advances, will battle Northwestern (Iowa) at 10:30 am. Northwestern went 2-1 in Pool A.
To force the playoff, the Lady Rams racked up 12.5 total blocks to control the match. Mobile was led on offense by Syretta Baldwin with 20 kills and Whitney Knight with 13. Nicole Stokes picked up 19 assists, Tasha Buchanan had 13 assists, and Amber Presnell led the way with 16 digs. Cassy Johnson led the team with 4.5 blocks.
Mobile is 36-7 on the season.