FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Behind a season-high .361 hitting percentage, the University of Arkansas volleyball team swept its way past Northwestern to win the Arkansas Classic. The Razorbacks didn’t drop a set throughout the three-match weekend and improve to 6-2 through the first three weeks of the season. Sophomore Logan Brown led all players with a career-high 15 kills while junior Reagan Robinson tallied the first double-double—11 kills, 10 digs—of her career.
After a successful home weekend, Arkansas returns to the road next weekend for the Georgia Tech Classic in Atlanta with matches against NC State and Georgia Tech. The Razorbacks return to Barnhill Arena on Sunday, Sept. 23 for their SEC home opener against Missouri.
Arkansas 3, Northwestern 0 | Box Score
Attendance: 365 | Time: 1:24
Barnhill Arena (Fayetteville, Ark.)
• Stat leaders vs Northwestern
o Kills: Logan Brown – 15 (career high)
o Digs: Reagan Robinson – 10
o Blocks: Elizabeth Pamphile – 7.0 (1-6)
o Reagan Robinson – 11 kills, 10 digs (first of her career)
• First-ever meeting between the two programs
Junior co-captain Rachel Rippee dished out 35 assists in setting the team to its season-best mark. The figure was Arkansas’ second of .300 or higher of the day; the team hit .326 in its afternoon victory over Buffalo. Sophomore co-captain Elizabeth Pamphile paced the Razorbacks’ defensive showing with seven total blocks. She and senior Kelly O’Brien combined for 14 kills and no errors, good for a .483 combined efficiency.
2018 Arkansas Classic
Match 1: Northwestern def. Buffalo, 3-1
Match 2: Arkansas def. Butler, 3-0
Match 3: Northwestern def. Butler, 3-1
Match 4: Arkansas def. Buffalo, 3-0
Match 5: Buffalo def. Butler, 3-2
Match 6: Arkansas def. Northwestern, 3-0
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