Current Bears Volleyball Dispatches of Alumni Team in Exhibition
Nov. 20, 2005
GREELEY, Colo. - The 2005 University of Northern Colorado women's volleyball team defeated a group of Northern Colorado volleyball alumni in an exhibition match on Sunday, winning 3-1 by scores of 30-22, 32-30, 25-30 and 30-24.
The group of alumni included some of the best to ever play at Northern Colorado, and that group gave the current Bears all they could handle. The current team won the first set 30-22, but were tested in the second game, having to overcome the set being tied at 29.
The alumni finally broke through in the third game, breaking a 20-20 tie and scoring 10 of the final 15 points in the set to win their lone set of the contest.
But the current Bears proved too young and too talented for the alumni, opening a 6-2 lead in the fourth set on the way to a 30-24 win.
The current Bears were led by 18 kills and 18 digs from senior Amanda Wiggins, who hit .410 (18-2-39) in the match. Lizzy Rhoads added 13 kills and eight blocks while freshman Lenay Goble notched 10 kills. Setter Corrinne Chapin nearly recorded a triple-double, netting 49 assists, 12 digs and eight kills. Libero Abby Mayne added 19 digs.
Sophomore Dani Veal added seven kills and three blocks despite playing in Northern Colorado's women's basketball game two hours prior; Veal scored four points, grabbed two rebounds and had three assists in 14 minutes of action in that contest.
The alumni were led by 15 kills from Cara (Miller) Friedlan while Tia Self added 14 and Erin (Deffenbaugh) Nolen added 10 kills despite battling a sore shoulder.
Teale (Goble) Hemphill had four kills and 11 digs and got to play across the net from her younger sister Lenay. Kristi Krom added 14 digs. Setter Stormie Wells, who led Division II in assists as a Bear, had 48 assists and 12 digs.
The current Bears volleyball team completes the season on Friday and Saturday at the Denver Thanksgiving Classic. UNC battles the host Pioneers on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and No. 24-ranked Colorado on Saturday (5 p.m.).