KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC volleyball team (14-8, 5-3) picked up a Western Athletic Conference road win on Saturday afternoon when it swept Seattle U (8-12, 1-6), 3-0, at the Redhawk Center in Seattle, Washington.
Tyrecia Lukes set the tone for the Roos throughout the match, posting 12 kills on a .556 hitting percentage, while adding 10 blocks for a double-double. Melanie Brecka, meanwhile, added 12 kills, hitting .333, with two blocks and Alicia Harrington finished with nine kills, hitting .571, with 10 digs and a block.
In the opening set, the Roos went ahead by as many as eight at 21-13 after an ace from Alli Schomers and a kill from Alex Ratzlaff. SU closed to within five late but Brecka smashed a kill for the 25-19 win.
UMKC made it 2-0 in the match with a 25-11 victory in set two. The Roos dominated from the beginning, scoring 10 of the first 11 points and never looking back as a block from Ratzlaff and Lukes sealed the win.
Kansas City then ended the match in set three with a 25-16 win. The Roos jumped out to a 10-point lead at 16-6 and four times matched that margin for a set-high before a kill from Ratzlaff and back-to-back kills from Harrington gave the Roos the sweep.
For the Roos, Ratzlaff and Brooke Jacobs each notched four kills, with Emma Dyer adding three. Defensively, Rhegan Spiegel topped the squad with 16 digs, while Ratzlaff added seven and four blocks. At the net, Jacobs finished with six blocks and Dyer added two. Kynnedy Myers, meanwhile, finished with 11 assists, six digs, two kills and an ace and Schomers notched 27 assists and two digs.
The Blue & Gold will be back in action again on Thursday when they welcome in Grand Canyon for a 7 p.m. CT contest at the Swinney Recreation Center.
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