Volleyball Tops Chargers to Open Tourney

Volleyball Tops Chargers to Open Tourney
Maria Romanowski recorded her second straight double-double (36 assists, 10 digs) to help lead Barry. Photo by: JC Ridley
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Camilla Pagnan (Jr., Morro da Fumaca, Brazil) recorded 19 kills to lead the Barry University volleyball team (3-2) to a 3-0 win over the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers to open play at the Rollins Volleyball Invitational on Friday night. The game scores were 30-23, 30-26, 32-30.
Barry opened the match hitting .303 with 14 kills to win the first game 30-23. As the game wore on, UAH presented more of a challenge for the Bucs, but they managed to take a two-game advantage after winning game two 30-26.
In the final game, Barry was at match point 29-28, but the Chargers managed to rip off the next two points for a 30-29 advantage. After a timeout by head coach Dave Nichols, the Buccaneers reeled off the next three points for the win, 32-30. Freshman Stefanie Sveiven and sophomore Spenser Rigg ripped off consecutive kills, while Rigg and Samara Ferreira combined for the block to end the match.
Pagnan hit a .298 percentage in the match and recorded a match-high 19 kills to pace Barry. Rigg hit a blistering .360 added 11 kills and seven digs. Lauren Evans collected 13 digs and Maria Romanowski recorded her second-straight double-double with 36 assists and 10 digs. Sveiven added five blocks.
Kelly Ingram led the Chargers with 11 kills, while Ann Ledford led all hitters with a blazing .462 hitting percentage. Yuki Kurihara handed out 14 assists, while Whitney Corder paced all defenders with 16 digs.
The Buccaneers will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 1 for their final two matches at the Rollins Volleyball Invitational. The Buccaneers will face St. Mary’s (Texas) at 10 am followed by a 6 pm match against Michigan Tech.
Barry def. Alabama-Huntsville 30-23, 30-26, 32-30
Barry (3-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Camilla Pagnan 19-4-1; Spenser Rigg 11-2-1; Stefanie Sveiven 5-0-5; Danielle Bishop 5-0-2; Maria Romanowski 2-0-3; Samara Ferreira 2-2-2; Julie Priester 1-0-0; Lauren Evans 0-1-0; Totals 45-9-7.0. (Assists) - Maria Romanowski 36. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Evans 13; Maria Romanowski 10
Alabama-Huntsville (3-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kelly Ingram 11-0-1; Shannon Polkowski 7-5-0; Ann Ledford 7-2-1; Carrie Brown 2-0-1; Allison Cousins 2-1-2; Jessica Huckabee 1-0-2; Amanda Smith 0-0-1; Totals 30-8-5.0. (Assists) - Yuki Kurihara 14. (Dig leaders) – Whitney Corder 16; Shannon Polkowski 10
Site: Winter Park, Fla. (Warden Arena)
Date: 08/31/2007     Attend: 83   Time: 1:30   
Referees: JP Santasofia, Jim Keesling