'Roos Fall To Jags In 2012 Summit League Championship Semis
UMKC Athletics 11-16-2012
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(Kansas City, Mo.) - Senior Emily Lucas led the 'Roos with team-high's of 11 kills and 16 digs in her final match as a Kangaroos as the No. 4 seed Kansas City volleyball team (17-13) fell in the semifinals of the 2012 Summit League Volleyball Championships, 3-0, to No. 1 seed IUPUI (22-9) on Friday night in Fargo, N.D.

The 'Roos opened up the match with the first three points of the opening set, getting kills from freshmen Emma Hagedorn and Sydney Crimmins and an ace from Lucas, but a 12-2 run by the Jaguars gave the regular season champs a seven point advantage.  Kansas City would close the gap late to five on a Nicole Wemhoff kill with IUPUI serving for set point, but a Jag kill on the next point ended set one 25-19 in favor of IUPUI.

In the second set, the 'Roos would again build an early lead, this time taking a 6-3 lead nine points in.  IUPUI, however, would again answer the UMKC start, this time using a 10-1 run to take a 13-7 lead midway through the set.  Kansas City would battle back to cut the deficit to one at 19-18 on a kill by junior Chloe Jarema, but IUPUI scored six of the final nine points for a 25-21 second set win.

Coming out of the intermission, the Jaguars would close out the match with a 25-16 third set victory.  IUPUI led by one early at 4-3 before extending their lead to as many as 11 at 23-12.  Back-to-back kills by Crimmins and Jarema cut IUPUI's lead to eight at 24-16, but the Jags would notch the next point to advance to the final match.

Sophomore Chloe Jarema and Crimmins, meanwhile, each registered seven kills, while freshman Taryn Miller notched 14 digs.

At the net, Hagedorn led the 'Roos with four blocks, including two solos, while senior Ella Meier and each finished with 15 assists setting up the offense.

For the 'Roos, Lucas garnered all-tournament honors.

The Blue & Gold close out their season with 17 wins, the second most in school history.

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