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Scott Puryear, Sports Information Director
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(From left) Lacy Jones, Kirbi Twilligear, Katie Denning, and Val Armstrong were among the OPSU players who performed well in the Lady Aggie Volleyball Tournament. - Campus Communications Photos

**For Immediate Release**
Lady Aggies Make a Great Effort in Tournament
- by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 9/12/05

Goodwell, OK - The Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggie volleyball team lost both of their matches in the Lady Aggie Tournament on Friday, but if there were an award for the biggest hearts in the gym they would have won it.

In the first game of the first match of the day, the Lady Aggies faced Southwestern Oklahoma State and the two teams made it a very good tangle. The score see-sawed back and forth until it was tied at 28-28, then Southwestern took the final two points for the game victory.

The next two games were also close, with Southwestern picking up pair of victories, 30-22 and 30-26.

Kirbi Twilligear played some great defense for the Lady Aggies and on the offensive side, Val Armstrong played well. Twilligear is a senior from Leakey, Texas and Armstrong is a junior from Brule, Nebraska.

In the Lady Aggie’s second match they met a fine Friends University team, led by the splendid player, Rachel Salvo. The OPSU team was up to the task and made a serious run in each game. The final scores showed Friends picking up wins in all of the three games making up the match (30-28, 30-27, and 30-28).

OPSU’s Lacy Jones and Katie Denning (both sophomores) were outstanding in the games with Friends. Jones is from Akron, Colorado and Denning is from Dumas, Texas.

On Saturday, the Lady Aggies showed more determination as they went against the best team in the tournament, Midwestern State. The visitors won all three games in the match (30-23, 30-11, and 30-15).





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