posted on November 15, 2007 11:28
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile volleyball team is headed to the NAIA National Tournament in Columbia, Mo. November 28th after winning the Region XIII Tournament.
Mobile breezed through the first 3 matches of the tournament, losing only 1 game, and then they faced Loyola University in the championship match: the same Loyola team that knocked Mobile out in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.
That didn't matter on this day, as the Lady Rams got the much sweeter win, taking down the Lady Wolfpack 3-0 (30-23, 30-24, 32-30).
Mobile took early control of the opening game as Kristen Simpson served the Lady Rams to a 6-0 lead. They never trailed in the game and led by as much as 12 at 23-11.
Game 2 looked like it was going to be just the opposite as the Lady Wolfpack jumped ahead 7-1. But, Mobile answered back and finally got the game tied at 13-13 and took their first lead 17-16 on an ace from Tasha Buchanan. From there, kills from Syretta Baldwin, Cassy Johnson and Jessica Bodkin took Mobile to a 23-18 lead and they held on for the 30-24 victory.
The final game was fittingly a thriller to cap such a big victory. Through the first 25 points, neither team could muster a lead larger than 2 until Mobile picked up a 15-12 lead on a block from Johnson and Whitney Knight. It went back-and-forth to the very end and the Lady Rams clinched their trip to Missouri with the 32-30 victory.
The achievements just keep coming for Mobile, as Head Coach Jon Campbell picked up his 200th victory with the win to move his all-time record to 200-108.
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile volleyball team defeated Lee University 3-0 (30-19, 31-29, 30-19) in the Region XIII Tournament Semifinals to advance to the championship match today at 1:00 pm. The match will take place at the University of Mobile and pit the Lady Rams against Loyola.
Mobile moves to 34-5 on the season and the winner of the championship match gets an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament.
Paula Stilkey led Mobile with a double-double, picking up 12 kills and 12 digs, while Whitney Knight and Syretta Baldwin racked up 10 kills apiece. Knight also led the Lady Rams with 5 aces, as Mobile racked up 11 aces compared to only 2 for Lee University.
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile volleyball team finished off pool play in day one of the Region XIII Tournament by defeating Shorter College 3-0 (30-17, 30-25, 30-24)
The Lady Rams are now 33-5 on the season and will play Lee University Saturday at home at 9:00 am. Berry and Loyola will battle at Spring Hill at 9:00 am in the other semifinal match. The championship match will take place at Mobile at 1:00 pm Saturday.
MOBILE, Ala—The University of Mobile volleyball team opened the Region XIII Tournament by taking down Berry College 3-1 in pool play.
The Lady Rams led all the way in the opening game and ended up winning 30-22. Game 2 was back-and-forth early, but a 10-2 run after a 10-10 tie gave the Lady Vikings a 20-12 edge. Mobile fought back and tied the game 27-27 on a pair of Whitney Knight aces, but the Lady Vikings held on for the win.
Mobile controlled games 3 and 4 on their way to 30-21 and 30-24 wins to take the match. The Lady Rams move to 32-5 on the season.