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Stamnes Named HPU Classic All-Tournament Performer

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 09/21/2013
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Brooke Stamnes was named to the all-tournament team following the match. She finished the weekend with 23 kills and 13 digs. Photo by Dr. Michael Simmons
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
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HIGH POINT – The North Carolina A&T volleyball team loss a 3-0 (25-12, 19, 20) match to Murray State to wrap up the High Point University Classic Saturday evening at the Millis Center.

Sophomore Brooke Stamnes led the Aggies (1-14) with 11 kills to record her fifth match of the season in double-figure kills. Additionally Stamnes was named to the all-tournament team following the match.  She finished the weekend with 23 kills and 13 digs.

After dropping the first set to the Racers (10-4), A&T carried more energy into the second set. Murray State held a 10-9 lead but kills from Stamnes and Nobles helped the Aggies take the 11-10 edge. The Racers responded with five unanswered points to regain the lead, 15-11. A&T countered with three consecutive points to cut the Racers lead to 15-14. Although the Aggies played the Racers close throughout the game, Murray State ended the set on a 4-0 rally.

The Racers leaped to an 8-2 advantage to start the third set. However, that didn’t stop the Aggies as they put together points until they cut the deficit to 23-20. But the Racers scored the next two points to win the match.

Ashley Johnson led all players with 23 digs and Liz Martino tallied 24 assists.  Jillian Nobles also added seven kills for the Aggies.

"We competed well and made some adjustments against a very active and disciplined team," head coach Hal Clifton said. "I feel like we made progress at the net. It is good momentum heading into Tuesday's home match against Campbell."

The Aggies return back to Moore Gymnasium on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in a non-conference match against Campbell beginning at 7 p.m.

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