Volleyball Sweeps Liberty


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
September 20, 2013 03:46 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University volleyball team swept Liberty 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-15) in its first match of the Gold & Blue Player’s Challenge Friday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.

“It was great that we showed a performance from our whole team. The girls came together and played really hard,” says coach Jill Kramer. “They made a point that they wanted to come out and compete hard. I was really proud of them.”

The Mountaineers (11-1) have swept eight opponents through their first 12 matches this season.

Liberty (1-10), the Big South Conference preseason favorites, registered just a .030 team hitting percentage for the match.

“We did a good job of making sure that we gained control and kept our composure,” Kramer says. “I’ve been really focused on taking things one match at a time.”

Freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson led all players with 11 kills on 28 attempts for a .214 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Brittany Sample posted 30 assists, eight digs and three kills.

West Virginia won the first set behind sophomores Caleah Wells and Brittany Sample. Wells had six kills on eight attempts, and Sample dished out 15 assists in the 25-18 set win for the Mountaineers.

WVU rattled off six straight points to start the second set and never looked back on its way to a 25-17 set win. Anderson had eight kills in the set to guide the Mountaineers.

West Virginia held the Flames to a .000 team hitting percentage in the third set, and sophomore Hannah Sackett chipped in five kills, giving the Mountaineers a 25-15 set win.

WVU is back in action this evening at 6:30 p.m., against Georgetown (6-5) at the WVU Coliseum.
 



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