HARRISONBURG, Va., Sept. 7, 2013 – Freshman right side hitter Janey Goodman (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) had 39 combined kills over two matches, including a career-high 28 in match two, as the James Madison volleyball team earned a split on day two of the JMU Classic. JMU defeated Presbyterian 3-2 in the night cap while falling to tournament champion CSU Bakersfield, 3-1, in match one.
The Dukes beat Presbyterian by set scores of 19-25, 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 16-14 while losing to CSU Bakersfield by scores of 24-26, 25-20, 25-14, 25-18 to run their record to 2-4. PC went 0-3 in the tournament to drop to 1-7 on the year while CSU Bakersfield swept the tournament field to finish the weekend at 5-2.
Goodman, the reigning CAA Rookie of the Week, was named to the JMU Classic All-Tournament team. Her 28 kills against Presbyterian were the most by a JMU player since Allyson Halls (2004-07) had 31 against Georgia State on Oct. 26, 2007. She hit .349 for the match with six errors in 63 attempts and added four digs and three blocks. Junior middle blocker Lizzy Briones (Siloam Springs, Ark./Siloam Springs) contributed 16 kills on .438 hitting, three aces, six digs and five blocks.
Sophomore setter Sarah Patterson (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) came off the bench to hand out a career-high 51 assists and finished with a double-double with 11 digs to go with two aces and two blocks. Sophomore outside hitters Meghan Niski (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) and MacKenzie Kleespies (Lincoln, University, Pa./Avon Grove) tied for the team-high with 18 digs each while senior libero Katie Daorai (Tampa, Fla./Plant) had 10 digs.
Presbyterian was paced by middle blocker Andrea Barman with 22 kills on .381 hitting. Outisde hitter Rachel Hall chipped in 18 kills and two digs while setter Ashtin Frank had a double-double with 52 assists and 11 digs. Libero Mary Trimpe led all players with 35 digs.
Set five was a back and forth battle with JMU striking the first blow with a 3-0 a run to take an 8-5 lead heading into the court change. The Blue Hose won five of the next seven points to come back and take the lead at 11-10. Following a timeout by the Madison, JMU rattled off four straight points to reach match point with a 14-11 lead. PC again batted back to tie the score at 14-14, but a Presbyterian service error and a kill by Briones helped the Dukes secure the victory.
In the day’s first match, Goodman was one of three players to reach double-digit kills with 11 on .296 hitting. She was joined by Kleespies with a team-high 12 and Niski with 11. Niski had a double-double with 10 digs while redshirt junior setter Kristi Richardson (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) had 38 assists and nine digs. Daorai had a team best 17 digs
The Roadrunners were paced JMU Classic MVP Molly O’Hagan. O’Hagan had 19 kills against one error for a .643 attack percentage. She added nine blocks and two digs. Outside hitter Debora Araujo collected 16 kills and 16 digs while outside hitter Kelsee Sawyer had 13 kills, two aces, two blocks and two digs.
Setter Fernanda Gonҫalves had 58 assists while pacing CSUB to a .310 attack percentage, adding 15 digs and four kills. Libero Mariah Alvidrez had 25 assists and four assists.
The Roadrunners outhit the Dukes .310 to .195 and had 10.5 blocks to Madison’s six.
The Dukes return to the court on Sept. 10 as they travel to Radford for a non-conference match at 6 p.m.
JMU CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Molly O’Hagan (MVP), CSU Bakersfield
Fernanda Gonҫalves, CSU Bakersfield
Mariah Alvidrez, CSU Bakersfield
Becky Stewart, Wyoming
Reese Plante, Wyoming
Mary Trimpe, Presbyterian
Janey Goodman, JMU
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