Schoenecke Posts Career-High 19 Kills In Loss

DENTON, Texas (11/16/08) Salah Schoenecke recorded a career-high 19 kills, but Arkansas-Little Rock took the fifth and deciding set to take a 3-2 victory against the North Texas volleyball team on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Volleyball Center.


UALR took the first two sets 25-16 and 25-19, but North Texas came back to take the next two (25-21, 25-23) and force a fifth set. The Mean Green held a 14-10 lead in the fifth set, but UALR scored six straight points to win the set and the match.


North Texas concludes the 2008 season with a 6-25 overall record and a 4-14 record in the West Division, while UALR improves to 24-7 and 13-5 in the West Division.


Schoenecke led the Mean Green with a career-high 19 kills on 42 attempts with six errors for a .310 attack percentage. She also posted a double-double with 11 digs. Amy Huddleston joined her in double figures with 14 kills on 34 attempts with two errors for a .353 attack percentage.


Schoenecke helped swing the momentum to the Mean Green’s side in the third set, posting eight kills. As a team, the Mean Green hit .405 in that crucial third set. Huddleston followed Schoenecke’s lead, posting seven kills in the fourth set to help North Texas tie the match at 2-2.


Defensively, Sarah Wiley led the Mean Green with 13 digs. Schoenecke followed with 11.


Amila Barakovic led UALR with 15 digs. Guiliana De Franceso dished out 43 assists and also recorded 11 kills. She was two digs shy of a triple-double with eight kills.


Overall, Arkansas-Little Rock outhit the Mean Green in the match, .200 to .186.





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