Wildcats Open Islanders Classic with 3-0 Sweep Over Houston Baptist
Sept. 10, 2010
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Villanova volleyball team opened the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islanders Classic by extending its win-streak to five matches with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-18) sweep over Houston Baptist on Friday evening.
Playing in front of her hometown, junior Courtney Oertli dished out 33 assists to her teammates.
Villanova won the first set 25-21 and defeated Houston Baptist easily in the second frame, 25-12.
In the third set both teams traded points early on with the Wildcats taking a quick 6-2 lead after an ace from Maroon, but Houston Baptist came back on a 6-1 run to take an 8-7 lead. After a tie at 10 apiece, kills from sophomore CeCe Twitty and Mergen, along with miscues from the Huskies put the Wildcats back in front, 15-10 and forced Houston Baptist into a timeout. Villanova stayed strong with back-to-back kills from Mergen and sophomore Krista Andersen which extended the lead to 17-13. Petkovich connected on consecutive kills to give the Wildcats set point at 24-17 and though the Huskies stayed alive for an additional point an error gave Villanova the set win, 25-18 and a 3-0 match sweep.
The Wildcats will continue the tournament tomorrow where they face Sam Houston State at 3:00 p.m. and host Corpus Christi at 7:00 p.m.