BROOKINGS, S.D. (9/8/07) Brooke Engel dropped in seven aces to become the program’s all-time service ace champion in a 3-1 loss to Montana (23-30, 23-30, 30-27, 25-30) on Saturday night.
The senior, who led the nation in 2006 with .98 per game, now has 164 career aces, passing Corina Marginas (160 from 2000-03) for the North Texas (2-8) school record.
Engel’s campaign to repeat as the national service ace champion has kicked into high gear. She had an unstoppable serve for a second straight weekend, posting performances of two, four and seven aces at the Jackrabbit Invitational. Earlier in the day Engel topped her closest competitor nationally, Long Island’s Martina Wagner, four aces to two in a head-to-head matchup.
The senior has 31 aces on the season, good for a .89 per game average, and has tallied seven straight matches with at least a pair of aces.
While Engel was deadly on the serve, Katy Prokof was a menace everywhere else. The fellow senior racked up her second straight double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. Prokof missed the first three matches of the season but still leads the team with 77 kills.
Catherine Coffey also posted double-digit kills with 11, and Jessica Hulsebosch had a stellar outing with 17 digs. Heather Maddox posted 40 assists for the fifth time in the last six matches.
The Mean Green returns to action next weekend at the Tulsa Invitational against Grambling State.