Colorado Rolls In Exhibition
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Colorado women's volleyball team rolled to a quick 3-0 win (25-7, 25-9, 25-12) in an exhibition against South Carolina State here Friday afternoon.
The Buffaloes dominated the match from start to finish, hitting .552 as a team while holding the Bulldogs to -.058 as a team. Colorado committed just five errors in the entire match and put down six and a half team blocks with Meegan Hart playing a part in five of them.
Offensively, Jill Schneggenburger led the way with eight kills and an outstanding .727 hitting percentage with 11 errorless swings. She was joined by Leah Clayton who also had eight kills, while Maya Tabron had seven kills. Hart added in six from the middle while Kelley Levaggi and Bella Simkus each had five errorless kills.
Both Jenna Ewert and Taylor Simpson set today, led by Simpson's 27 assists in three sets. Ewert only played two sets and put up nine assists and a pair of blocks. The backrow did some extensive serving as well led by Brynna DeLuzio with three aces. Zoe Neverdowski, Morgan Riddle and Savannah Perry all added in a pair of aces as CU served up a dozen. DeLuzio led the team with six digs.
The Buffs open their season tomorrow at 11 a.m. MT against Xavier, then play host Charlotte at 4 p.m. on CUSA.tv.
HOW IT HAPPENED
SET 1: Buffs out to a quick 4-1 lead while hitting .750 against -.667. The rolling continued as CU took an 11-3 lead before S.C. State called the first timeout. The timeout didn't help slow things down as Colorado hit the 20-point mark in just 13 minutes of play at 20-5. Colorado finished things out 25-7 hitting .500 and led by Tabron with four kills while the Buffs held SC State to just -.300 hitting.
SET 2: Colorado opened up a quick 8-4 lead with Hart hitting .714 with five kills and Schneggenburger swinging a perfect 4-for-4. Working out of the 6-2, Simpson and Ewert led the way with eight and nine assists, respectfully. DeLuzio led the team with three aces. The Buffs extended their lead to 17-7 as Schneggenburger continued to lead with eight kills and a .889 hitting percentage. CU hit the 20-point mark up 13 while hitting .750 in the set and .632 in the match. They rolled to a 25-9 set win, hitting .708 in the set.
SET 3: SC State took a 1-0 lead, the first lead of the match. CU recaptured the lead and pushed to a 7-2 advantage. CU pulled several of its starters as the set tightened to a 13-8 match. Colorado rolled to a 25-12 finish hitting .552 as a team and holding SC State to -.058 hitting.
Head Coach Jesse Mahoney
"This match was a good opportunity for us to work on a few different lineups and get some of our younger players on the floor. With Sterling Parker out we looked at a few different players in the opposite position including Jill and Kelley who both put up great numbers offensively. We split setting duties tonight between Jenna and Taylor Simpson - Jenna was great as always and Taylor ran the offense well in her opportunities. Looking forward to playing two very good teams tomorrow."