No. 4 HBU Advances With 3-0 Win Over No. 5 NSU

first_imgPhotosCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – No. 4 Houston Baptist booked its ticket to the semifinals with a straight-set victory over No. 5 Northwestern State in the second quarterfinal Friday at the Dugan Wellness Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Set ThreeHBU surrendered the lead just once in the third set as Banks and Gillard both had four kills to lead HBU to a 25-21 win with Megan Patillo adding three kills. NSU produced just nine kills on a .056 hitting percentage with Kathryn Wristen tallying eight assists. The Lady Demons had four blocks with Madeline Drake blocking two of those herself.VB: @HBU_Volleyball completes sweep of @NSUDemonsVB in tournament qtr-final. HBU will face @ACU_Volleyball in Saturday’s first semifinal.— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 17, 2017 Set OneWith the score tied at 15-15, HBU and NSU tied another six times before the Huskies put the set away 27-25 with a block assist from Jessica Wooten and Blair Gillard. Wooten led the Huskies five kills while Gillard, Bailey Banks and Megan Patillo each added a pair. The Lady Demons’ Reagan Rogers led all hitters with eight kills on the set, making up half of NSU’s kills. Northwestern State’s Reagan Rogers led all hitters with 17 of the Lady Demons’ 35 kills. Senior outside hitters Jessica Wooten and Bailey Banks each reached double-figures with Wooten ending with 12 kills while Banks picked up 10 to lead a .204 hitting day for HBU. Junior setter Madison O’Brien dished out 29 assists on 40 kills for the Huskies, and the HBU defense put up nine blocks. Set TwoDown 21-20, HBU strung five straight points to take the set and head into the third with the 2-0 lead. Wooten led the offense with six kills while Banks backed her up with four. The Huskies’ defense combined for four blocks to the Lady Demons’ one, limiting the NSU attack to a .079 clip. For the second straight set, Rogers claimed half of the Lady Demons’ kills, downing five. HBU will now contest No. 8 Abilene Christian in the first semifinal Saturday at noon on the Southland Digital Network.last_img

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