The Tigers (33-3) played well in every facet of the match, getting a balanced effort from a strong starting six. Caryn King led the way with 13 kills and Ivana Fabryova added seven. Julie Leman had another fine outing, dishing out 27 assists to go with 12 digs and a service ace.
Adriana Chinchilla stood out for Temple, registering 12 kills and an ace. Kathleen McKinney added 29 assists and 12 digs for the Crusaders, who dropped to 1-2 in pool play. Olivet Nazarene (3-0) remained unbeaten.
OTHER RESULTS AND GAME SUMMARIES
No. 2 Mount Vernon Nazarene 3, No. 7 Trinity Christian 0
Mount Vernon Nazarene came back from a Thursday night loss to No. 6 Union, beating Trinity Christian (Ill.) in three games Friday morning. The win improves Mount Vernon (36-5) to 2-1 in pool play. Trinity Christian drops to 1-2 in Pool B.
Game scores in the match were: 30-23, 30-15, 30-16.
The Cougars were led by Darcee Hoberg’s 15 kills and five service aces. Andrea Rudd dished out 37 assists to lead the offense and Dee Stayman had 11 digs.
Trinity Christian got a team-high eight kills from both Val Wories and Stephanie Punt. Jennifer Narimatsu had 23 assists, while Michelle Den Hollander added 11 digs.
No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan 3, No. 10 Gardner-Webb 0
Indiana Wesleyan improved to 2-1 in Pool B with a 3-0 win over host Gardner-Webb University at noon Friday. IWU took the match with game scores of 33-31, 30-25 and 30-26.
The Wildcats (30-8) were led by Lacy Ellis’ 15 kills and six blocks, while Gina Proffitt excelled, dishing out 41 assists and recording 20 digs. Tiah Romagnoli registered 13 kills and picked up a pair of service aces for Indiana Wesleyan.
Gardner-Webb got 15 kills from sophomore Sara Alford and 14 kills from Linette Ramseur. Ramseur also recorded 19 digs. Melanie Custer had 37 assists for the Lady Bulldogs (13-18). Gardner-Webb, the No. 10 seed, fell to 1-2 in pool play with one match left Friday.
No. 4 Malone 3, No. 9 Northwest 1
Fourth-seeded Malone (Oh.) was tested early and often by No. 9 seed Northwest (Wash.) College, but the Pioneers held on to take a 3-1 win in second day action at the NCCAA National Tournament in Boiling Springs, N.C.
After beating Northwest, 30-28, in Game One, Malone fell to the Kirkland, Wash., school, 30-27 in the second game. Games three and four were both tight throughout, before Malone captured wins of 30-27 and 30-28 to stay unbeaten in pool play through three matches.
The Pioneers were led by freshman Brandi Beebe’s 25 kills, the second time Beebe has gone over 25 kills in the tournament. Erin McAlarney added 21 kills, while Beebe also registered a team-high 24 digs and four service aces. Kelly Watt and Emily Schnorre each had 20 digs for Malone.
Setter Nicole Jackson, who had a tournament-high 69 assists on Thursday, registered 63 assists against Northwest.
Both teams will have one match remaining before pool play wraps up Friday night.
No. 6 Union 3, No. 7 Trinity Christian 1
Union University (3-0) remained unbeaten with a solid win over No. 7 seed Trinity Christian in the afternoon round of Friday’s pool play.
The Bulldogs and Trolls battled to results of 30-25, 30-25, 29-31 and 30-23 in the match, with Union’s standout hitter, Lauren Hayden, leading the way on offense and defense.
Trinity Christian got 17 kills from Michelle Den Hollander and 16 kills from Valerie Wories in the match. Jennifer Narimatsu directed the offense well with 42 assists and picked up 14 digs. Den Hollander led the defense with 20 digs and five total blocks.
The Trolls fell to 1-2 in pool play.
No. 8 Tennessee Temple 3, No. 5 Grace 0
Tennessee Temple used a balanced attack to top Grace in the afternoon session of pool play Friday.
Game scores were: 30-27, 30-18 and 30-21.
The Crusaders (2-2) got 11 kills each from Kate Maguth and Sheryl Yoder, and 33 assists from Kathleen McKinney in the win. Yoder added 17 digs to lead the defense, while South Region MVP Adriana Chinchilla registered a pair of service aces.
Grace (1-2) got 13 kills from Jamie Gill and 14 digs, six kills from Kristen Miller. Gill registered 12 digs and Tricia Doyle dished out 25 assists for the Lady Lancers.
No. 1 Olivet Nazarene 3, No. 4 Malone College 1
The Tigers of Olivet Nazarene (37-6) completed a perfect run through pool play with a 3-1 win over No. 4 Malone Friday evening.
Olivet won the first and second matches, 30-21 and 30-26, before falling, 30-27, in the third game. The Tigers responded with a 30-27 win in the fourth and deciding match to advance to Saturday’s semifinals at 10:30 a.m.
Malone (3-1) will also play in the semifinals, facing off against No. 6 seed Union at 10:30. Olivet will play No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan at the same time.
The Tigers were led by Caryn King and Ivana Fabrynova, each with 16 kills. King also registered a tournament-high 10 total blocks, while Fabrynova and Julie Leman each had four blocks each. Leman added 52 assists and 23 digs, while Fabrynova recorded 16 digs.
Malone’s Brandi Beebe led the way with 21 kills. Kelly Watt added 12 kills and a team-high 22 digs.
No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan 3, No. 2 Mount Vernon Nazarene 2
In one of the NCCAA Tournament’s most exciting matches, Indiana Wesleyan played its way into the semifinals with a 3-2 triumph over Mount Vernon Nazarene Friday evening.
Mount Vernon opened up a quick, 2-0, lead in the match, winning the first game 30-26 and the second, 30-23. But, Indiana Wesleyan would not be denied. The Wildcats stormed back for a 30-27 win in the third game to stave off elimination and rolled to an impressive 30-19 win in the fourth game.
With the semifinal berth on the line, the defending National Champions from last year’s NCCAA Tournament won, 18-16, in the fifth game ---- breaking away from a 15-15 tie with several clutch plays.
Tiah Romagnoli, a standout both days for IWU, led the Wildcats with 21 kills and eight total blocks. Sarah McCurdy added 15 kills, while setter Gina Proffitt registered 58 assists and 25 digs. Michelle Miller added 25 digs, while Proffitt served up a trio of aces.
Amanda Schum and Darcee Hoberg led Mount Vernon with 15 kills each. Dee Stayman added 19 digs and Andrea Rudd dished off 47 assists.
Mount Vernon finished the tournament with a 2-2 record, while IWU rebounded from a tough loss Thursday to finish with a 3-1 mark in pool play.
No. 9 Northwest College 3, No. 5 Grace College 0
Northwest College finished the 2001 NCCAA Tournament, its first, with an upset win over No. 5 Grace, 3-0, Friday night.
Northwest took the first game, 30-24, then rolled to wins of 30-19 and 30-26 to close out the match.
The Eagles, a young team, received a fine effort from Kelly Clark, Allison Fryer and captain Kyle Petrick.
Grace, which finished the tournament’s pool play with an 0-4 mark, was led by Andria Porter’s 10 kills. Jamie Gill provided eight kills and a team-high 19 digs, while Tricia Doyle served up a pair of aces and 33 assists for the Lady Lancers.
No. 6 Union 3, No. 10 Gardner-Webb 0
Union University completed its improbable march through Pool B with an unblemished record, defeating Gardner-Webb 30-21, 30-23 and 30-20 Friday night in the tournament’s final match.
The sixth-seeded Bulldogs used 18 kills and 10 digs from All-American Lauren Hayden and four service aces from Andrea Darr in an impressive victory.
Gardner-Webb, which finished the tournament 1-3 in pool play, was led by Sara Alford’s 15 kills and 13 digs. Bethany Trouville added nine kills and an ace and Melanie Custer dished out 31 assists. All-American candidate Linette Ramseur wound up with 12 digs to her credit.
Final Pool Standings
Olivet Nazarene (4-0) Malone College (3-1) Tennessee Temple (2-2) Northwest College (1-3) Grace College (0-4)
Union University (4-0) Indiana Wesleyan (3-1) Mount Vernon Nazarene (2-2) Gardner-Webb (1-3) Trinity Christian (0-4)
SEMIFINALS (Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m.) Olivet Nazarene vs. Indiana Wesleyan (Court One) Union University vs. Malone College (Court Two)
FINALS (Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.) Winner Court One vs. Winner Court Two (Best of Five)