FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas volleyball team knocked off Missouri State in five sets Saturday afternoon at Barnhill Arena. With the victory, the Razorbacks close out their five-date spring exhibition season.
"I am very pleased with the way we competed and with our progress as a team this spring," head coach Robert Pulliza said. "Our middles did a great job and Jasmine was outstanding as well. We did a great job passing the ball and it showed in our offensive numbers."
Leading the way from her outside hitter position, Jasmine Norton totaled 25 kills with a .400 hitting percentage against the Bears. Arkansas also got strong contribution from its middle hitters. Amanda Anderson finished the match with 13 kills and a team-high .473 hitting percentage, while Allison Johnson hit at a .434 clip with 12 kills.
Defensively, the Razorbacks were paced by libero Mackenize Rhea and her 17 digs. Norton added 13 digs to her kills total to complete her double-double performance. Kelli Stipanovich was also solid behind the block with 12 digs of her own.
During its spring schedule, Arkansas competed in tournaments in Houston and Overland Park, Kan., and hosted a pair of home matches with alumni and Missouri State.
Arkansas will host its 2010 summer camps beginning July 5-7 with the Lil’ Back Camp. The Hogs will also host position, skill and team camps during the month. For more information about Razorbacks camps, visit ArkansasVolleyballCamps.com.