Celebrating a point
It was a big weekend for the College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats, as they picked up four victories, while Haley Stallings set a new school record.
The Lady Bobcats hosted A.I.I. opponents Haskell Indian Nations University (Kan.) and Crowley’s Ridge College (Ark.) for a double tri-match this weekend. CofO finished 4-0; Haskell was 2-2; and Crowley’s Ridge went 0-4. CofO swept their opponents in each match to improve their season record to 23-5 and extend their winning streak to nine games.
Heading into the weekend, junior defensive specialist Haley Stallings of Fair Grove, Mo. was 55 digs away from setting a new College of the Ozarks record for most career digs. The school record of 2,305 has been held for twelve years by Jami Arasmith (Willard High School), who played for the Lady Bobcats from 2003-2006. Stallings gathered 37 digs on Friday, added 24 against Haskell to break the record in her first game Saturday, and topped it off with 24 additional digs in the match against Crowley’s Ridge to bring her career total to 2,336. Stallings currently ranks #11 in the NAIA in total digs for 2018 with 465.
Senior middle hitter Kayli Grant led the Lady Bobcats in kills all four games, knocking down 52 for the weekend and hitting .493. Grant also added three solo blocks and 10 block assists. Grant ranks #20 in NAIA hitting percentage this season at .338.
Rielly Dobbs, junior setter from Nixa, Mo., continued to lead her team by recording 126 assists in the four-game series. Dobbs ranks #4 in NAIA total assists for 2018 with 876.
The Lady Bobcats will continue their homestand next week with a game against Central Baptist College at 7:00 p.m. The Lady Cats will recognize their three senior leaders prior to the game—Grant, Alex Spears, and Halle Huffman