September 3, 2009

Wildcat Open Recap And All-Tournament Team

Mandie Meyer serving at Wildcat Open
Mandie Meyer serving at Wildcat Open

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The 2009 Wildcat Open recap and all-tournament team announced. After 16 matches over three days (Aug. 27-29) the UC-San Diego Tritons captured the 2009 Wildcat Open with a perfect 4-0 record. The Tritons during their stay in Marquette defeated Winona State 3-1 (25-11, 25-16, 15-25, 25-16), St. Cloud State 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-19), Michigan Tech 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-21) and Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 (15-25, 32-30, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13). Lake Superior State (0-4), Michigan Tech (0-4), Northern Michigan (3-1), St. Cloud (1-3), Minnesota-Duluth (3-1), Winona State (2-2) and Wisconsin-Parkside (3-1) also participated.
Northern Michigan University landed Mandie Meyer on the all-tournament team. NMU defeated UW-Parkside 3-1 (22-25, 25-14, 26-24, 25-23), St. Cloud 3-2 (25-14, 25-14, 18-25, 22-25, 15-12), Winona State 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16) and lost to UM-Duluth. Meyer ended the tournament with 65 kills in 165 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .242. She also chipped in with six service aces and 46 digs. Meyer’s best match was against the Rangers as she recorded 25 kills in 56 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .268. She also added 10 digs.
As a team the Wildcats averaged 12.40 kills/set on 186 total kills. NMU had a hitting percentage of .197 for the four matches. Defensively the ‘Cats had 181 digs (12.07 dig/s).
UM-Duluth landed three players on the Wildcat Open All-Tournament Team. The Bulldogs ended the three-day competition with a 3-1 record. UM-Duluth defeated Lake Superior 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-16), Michigan Tech 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) and Northern Michigan 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-21). The only blemish on the Bulldogs weekend was a five-set loss to UC-San Diego 2-3 (25-15, 30-32, 22-25, 25-22, 13-15).
Outside hitter Anna Zyvolski and rightside hitter April Hansen were selected to the all-tournament team. The Bulldogs Libero Rachel Jacobson was named to the team also. 
Zyvolski ended the tournament with 52 kills and a hitting percentage of .299. Against UC-San Diego she recorded 18 kills. Hansen ended the tournament with 43 kills and a hitting percentage of .443. Her best match of the tournament was her 14 kills against UC-San Diego. Jacobson had a team-high 69 digs over the two days. Against the Tritons she registered 32 digs.
UC-San Diego landed two players on the all-tournament team. Outside hitters Sylvia Schmidt and Hillary Williamson were named to the team. 
Schmidt recorded 56 kills over the four matches (4.0 k/s) with a hitting percentage of .228. She had 19 kills against Winona State and UM-Dultuh. Schmidt also had six block assists during the tournament. Williamson tallied 36 kills with a hitting percentage of .325. Williamson’s best performance of the weekend was against ST. Cloud with 12 kills and six digs.  
Winona State landed a player on the all-tournament. Outside hitter Carmen Stankowski was selected from Winona State.
Winona State split its four matches at the Wildcat Open. The Warriors defeated Michigan Tech 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-11) and Lake Superior State 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 26-24) and lost to UC-San Diego and NMU. Stankowski recorded 42 kills in 134 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .141.  She tallied 24 kills in 68 total attempts against MTU for a hitting percentage of .191. Stankowski also recorded 19 digs against the Huskies.
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David Faiella
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