West Florida Volleyball Begins Conference Schedule with 3-0 Win at Valdosta State Share Sept. 21, 2007 Box Score VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Argos started the conference portion of their schedule on the road Friday night with a victory over the blazers of Valdosta State 30-20, 30-26, 30-22. The match marked the 14th time in 15 wins this year, that West Florida has won in straight sets. Senior Danielle Spitzer (Birmingham, Ala.) led the Argo attack with 9 kills and 4 blocks, while Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) added 10 kills in only 16 attempts.The Argos started a little slowly, as Valdosta State took a 3-0 lead, resulting in a timeout by West Florida. Coach Melissa Wolter regrouped her team and they scored eight of the next 11 points to regain the lead, which they would hold throughout game one, to win without much resistance. Valdosta State managed a slight lead midway through game two; however, West Florida was in control most of the evening. West Florida had an attack percentage of .245, while Valdosta State hit only .057 for the match. That was really the story of the match, as the Argos were more efficient with their attacks then the Blazers.The Argos kept the Blazers off balance by spreading the attacks around among several players, as setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico)tallied 41 assists in the three game sweep. Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) added a strong performance with 8 kills and 14 digs. Defensive specialist Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) also had 14 digs for the Argos. Valdosta State was led by Irene Hannan and Stephanie Kirrstetter, with 9 kills apiece. The Blazers really only challenged the Argos in game two, but three service errors late in the game ruined their chances, and the Argos put the game away when given the opportunity.West Florida is now 15-2 overall, and 1-0 in the Gulf South Conference, and is set to play at West Georgia Saturday afternoon in Carrollton, Georgia. The Wolves of West Georgia are also 1-0 in the conference and 17-2 on the season, setting up what appears to be a showdown of two hot teams. West Georgia has won 17 in a row, and also defeated Valdosta State, just a few days ago. The match will be broadcast on stretch internet. Go to the UWF Athletics home page and look for the stretch internet link on the right side. Print Friendly Version
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