UCA SPORTS INFORMATION
The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team wrapped up the 2010 Sugar Bear Classic with a four-game victory over Jackson State at the Prince Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Sugar Bears (9-6) downed the Lady Tigers (3-9) 25-11, 25-14, 21-25, 25-15 for their 19th consecutive home victory, dating back to 2008.
UCA outhit JSU .176 to -.025 and had a 54-21 kills advantage. The Sugar Bears served up 11 aces, compared to just two for the Lady Tigers, but Jackson won the battle at the net, outblocking UCA 11-9.
UCA sophomore middle blocker Taylor Hammonds, the tournament’s MVP, hit .500 with nine kills and six blocks. Junior outside hitter Jessica Hays recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 15 kills and 12 digs. All-tournament team selection Chloe Smith had 14 kills and four aces and senior Chloe Evans came up with a season-best 15 digs. Freshman setter Marissa Collins, also an all-tournament selection, had 42 assists and four aces.
UCA will host Sam Houston State for a Southland Conference match at 7 p.m. Thursday