posted on November 29, 2007 11:36
COLUMBIA, Mo.-- Another top-10 opponent equaled another loss for the University of Mobile volleyball team at the NAIA National Tournament, as the Lady Rams fell 3-0 (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) to Columbia College.
Most statistics indicate that the match was close throughout, as the Lady Rams actually finished with a better hitting percentage, more blocks and more kills. But, Columbia picked up a big advantage with a 14-4 edge in service aces. That difference of 10 aces is big when the 3 games were decided by a total of 11 points.
The loss should not overshadow some great individual efforts from Mobile. Syretta Baldwin hit a remarkable .545 on her way to picking up 13 kills, while Whitney Knight finished with 15 kills and 3.5 blocks for the Lady Rams. Paula Stilkey finished with 11 kills and 4 block assists.
Mobile will wrap up pool play when they take on #24 Campbellsville (Ky.) tonight at 8:15 pm. The Lady Rams move to 35-7 on the season.