From SOSU Sports Information
DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern’s Megan Kunkel turned in 13 kills and Madelynne Cera flirted with a triple-double as the Savage Storm picked up a 3-0 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon in Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium.
The win snaps a four-match losing skid and moves SE to 2-9 on the season and 1-2 in Great American Conference play. The Rangers slip to 0-11 on the year and 0-3 in league play.
Southeastern will be back in action on Sept. 25 when it travels to Commerce, Texas, to face Texas A&M-Commerce before returning home to host Arkansas Tech at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 and Harding at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29.
The Storm took set one in a nail-biter, 25-13, but picked up the pace in the second and third sets, winning 25-18 and 25-12.
Kunkels’ 13 kills was one shy of her season best, while her .379 hitting percentage was the best she has posted on the year.
Cera chipped in eight kills, while Emily Gentle added six and Ariel Sanders five.
Cera was just two kills short of the school’s first triple double, adding 18 assists and 11 digs to her eight kills. She also chipped in a pair of blocks.
Her 11 digs led the back-row defense, while Taylor Benner added 10 and the duo of Kunkel and Gentle each turned in nine.
SE was dominant at the net, out-blocking NWOSU as a team, 11.0-to-3.0. That was paced by Jasmine Everage who had six stops, while Natasha Smith added five and Gentle chipped in four.
Matt Thomas is the Sports Information Director at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.