Volleyball - Fri, Nov. 13, 2009
Indiana East claims 1st title after beating Asbury in re-match of last year's final.
Indiana East 3 - Asbury 1 - Championship Match
IUE took the first set 25-18 and fought back to win the second 28-26. Asbury would force a fourth with a 25-20 victory in the third, but IUE showed why they went 8-0 in conference play as they again rallied to win the fourth set 25-21. IUE was led by Brandie Sanders' 19 kills and KIAC Player of the Year Brianna Strete's 17 kills. Lauren Crump assisted on 46 of IUE's 55 kills. Asbury was led by Lauren Budde's 10 kills and Julia Armstrong finished with 38 assists.
IUE will represent the KIAC in the NAIA Opening Round, pairings will be announced Sunday November 15th.
Asbury 3 - Indiana Southeast 0 - Semi-Final
The Eagles swept IUS and moved into the finals for the second straight year. Lindsay Ibold led the Eagles with 12 kills and Lauren Budde and Emily Andrews added 10 and nine respectively. Asbury will face IUE in the Championship for the second straight year, beating IUE last year in three.
Indiana East 3 - Cincinnati Christian 0 - Semi-Final
IUE moved into the finals for the second straight year after beating CCU 25-19, 25-13, 25-20 in Saturday's first semi-final. IUE was led by Brianna Strete's seven kills. Courtney Flory and Brandie Sanders had six kills each and Lauren Crump recorded 26 assists. IUE will face the winner of Asbury-IUS at 4:00 for a berth in the NAIA National Tournament.
Indiana Southeast 3 - Brescia 1
IUS fought off a tough Brescia squad 25-15, 24-26, 25-10, 25-22 to advance to Saturday's semi-finals. The Grenadiers were led by Vanessa Stauble's 18 kills and Stacey Flatt's 43 assists. IUS will play the host Asbury in the second semi-final at 1:00 pm Saturday, the championship match will be at 4:00 pm.
Asbury 3 - Midway 0
Asbury committed only four errors in rout to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-17 win over Midway in the quarterfinals of the KIAC Tournament. Lindsay Ibold led the team with 11 kills and Brittney Rader added 10, Julia Armstrong tallied 36 assists. Asbury will meet the winner of IUS-Brescia in Saturday's second semi-final at 1pm.
Indiana East 3 - St. Louis Pharmacy 0
The regular season champion Red Wolves struggled in set one 25-23 before coming back to flex their muscle in sets two and three 25-17, 25-13. Brandie Sanders led IUE with 12 kills and Lauren Crump tallied 37 assists. IUE will face CCU in Saturday's first semi-final at 11:00 am in Wilmore.
Cincinnati Christian 3 - Mountain State 2
Cincinnati Christian jumped out to a two games to none lead on Mountain State 25-18, 25-21 before the Cougars rallied to force a game five with wins of 25-19, 25-22. CCU controlled the decisive game from the start and held off another Cougar rally to win 15-11. CCU's Cara Barkes led the charge with 24 kills on 66 attempts. CCU will play in the first semi-final on Saturday at 11:00 am against UE.
St. Louis Pharmacy 3 - Berea 0
The Eutectics beat Berea in three, 25-11, 25-12, 25-4 on Friday in Wilmore to advance in the KIAC Tournament. Pharmacy hit .361 in the match and was led by Hannah Tuckers perfect seven kills in seven attempts. The Eutectics had 10 service aces to go along with 10 kills. Pharmacy will play Indiana East at 4:00 pm on Friday for a berth in Saturday's semi-finals.