Sophomore Lisenbee blasted Flagler for 11 kills at a scorching .688 clip.
No. 2 Spartans Stomp Saints in Three SetsOctober 30, 2013
Rightside hitter Marissa Lisenbee led Tampa with 11 kills and four blocks registering an errorless .688 hitting percentage for the night. Middle blocker Meagan Burke torched the Saints for eight kills a torrid .636 clip. Outside hitter Berkley Whaley joins her teammate at the top of the board with eight additional kills.
Libero Jen Scholz and setter Kahley Patrick tallied nine digs apiece. Junior Patrick paced the Spartans with 29 assists and a team hitting percentage of .367.
Flagler middle blocker Abby Meyers paved the way for her squad with seven kills. Libero Caitlyn Kovach and outside hitter Genel Sturgeon amassed nine and eight digs respectively.
The Spartans claimed the premier set in a decisive 25-13 score. The Lisenbee and Whaley duo rocketed a combined 11 kills. Tampa’s Scholz and Flagler’s Sturgeon tallied seven digs each.
Tampa continued their momentum in the second frame with a 25-14 decision. Burke and Neff registered perfect kill percentages with four kills apiece. The Saint’s Meyers tallied three kills in the set.
The Spartans finalized the win in the third stanza at 25-15. Once again, Lisenbee led the set with four kills. Outside hitter Megan Heffron tallied four digs to complete the frame.
Tampa returns to action on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. to play Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla. Live stats will be made available through www.tampaspartans.tv.
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