Saturday, November 29, 2008

Penn State's Nailbiter, UNI Takes Creighton

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#1 Penn State swept Ohio State with a margin of 20 points. The final set was 30-28, the tightest set for PSU this season. Arielle Wilson had 14 points for PSU. Katie Dull had 17 points of OSU. Susan Halverson (Apple Valley) had 3 digs for the Buckeyes.

#16 Illinois swept Wisconsin with a margin of 18 points in Madison. Laura DeBruhler had 20 points for Illinois. Caity Dupont had 11 points for Wisconsin. Nikki Klingsporn (Tartan) had 19 assists and 1 point for the Badgers.

#18 Purdue beat Northwestern in five with a margin of 1 point. Purdue led 2-1. Danita Merlau had 22.5 points for Purdue. Brittani Gray had 22 points for NW. Naomi Johnson (Bloomington Kennedy) had 1 point for the Wildcats.

#20 Michigan swept Indiana with a margin of 14 points. Juliana Paz had 14 points for Michigan. Taylor Wittmer had 12 points for Indiana.

Michigan State beat Iowa in four with a margin of 5 points. Becca Zlabis had 18 points for MSU. Catherine Smale had 19.5 points for the Hawkeyes.

The Gophers are at Michigan State today.

ACC: Virginia beat Virginia Tech in five. The point margin was zero. Virginia led 2-0. Marlow Bruneau (Lakeville) had 20 assists and 5 points for Virginia.

North Carolina won the ACC title with a sweep over NC State. The margin was 30 points. Brianna Eskola (Columbia Heights) had 16 digs for the Tar Heels and in the process set the ACC career digs record.

BIG EAST: Cincinnati swept UAB with a margin of 18 points. Kelsey Brandl (Lakeville North) had 6 points for Cincy.
Western Michigan swept Marquette with a margin of 32 points. Leslie Bielski (Chaska) and Tiara Russell (Osseo) had 9 and 3.5 points for Marquette.

BIG SKY: Eastern Washington swept Weber State with a margin of 16 points. Jackson County Central's Leah Burmeister and Brittney Bisaillon had 7 and 6 points for WS.

Earlier in the day WS beat Montana in five with a margin of 1 point. Montana led 2-1. Jackson County Central's Leah Burmeister and Brittney Bisaillon had 19.5 and 14.5 points for WS

MID AMERICAN: Ohio swept Dayton with a margin of 16 points. Amanda Andersen (Centennial) had 6 points for Ohio.

MISSOURI VALLEY: Northern Iowa beat Creighton in five with a margin of 5 points. UNI led 2-0. Heather Sampson (Champlin Park) had a career high 27 kills on her way to 30.5 points for UNI. Jessica Houts (Bloomington Kennedy) and Allie Oelke (Chaska) had 18 and 16 points for the Bluejays.

PAC 10: Washington State beat Arizona State in four with a margin of 9 points. Emily Rooney (Red Wing) had 16 points for WSU.

WEST COAST: Pacific beat Portland in four with a margin of 6 points. Jennifer Sheedy (Totino-Grace) had 15 points for Portland.

Fairfield's Karlie Urbaniak (Mabel-Canton) and Siena's April London (Woodbury) have been named to the Metro Atlantic All Academic team.

London was named setter of the year and made the MAAC First team. Urbaniak was named to the second team.

The NJCAA D3 has released their All American list
On the first team:
Breanna Chamernick of Hibbing CC
Jordan Noska of Anoka-Ramsey CC
Ashley King of Rochester CTC
Stephanie Tillman of Ridgewater CC
Leah Miller of Ridgewater CC

Courtney Fautsch of Chisago Lakes was named North Suburban Player of the Year. From the Chisago County Press.

Here is more on the Stina Leiseth of YME and her tragic accident. Funeral services for Leiseth will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Granite Falls High School Gymnasium. Burial will be at the Granite Falls City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Granite Falls High School Gymnasium. From the Marshall Independent.

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