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**For Immediate Release**
Some Great Volleyball at OPSU
- by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 10/12/05

Goodwell, OK - The Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggies and the Lady Bulldogs of Southwestern Oklahoma State University played here on Tuesday night in college volleyball action. Five members of the Southwestern team were 6’0” or taller, and though OPSU played hard all night, the visitors won 3-1.

The first two games of the match were hotly contested with some very athletic play and several exchanges of the lead. The Lady Bulldogs were victorious in those games (30-26 and 30-23), but had to play very well to top the hard working OPSU team.

The third game of the match was the evening’s best. SWOSU led early, but the Lady Aggies fought back. After a driving “kill” shot by OPSU’s Val Armstrong, the Lady Aggies trailed 18-17. The game was exciting all the way, and another kill by Armstrong tied the score at 29-29. OPSU soon went ahead 30-29. The lead continued to change hands, but the determination of the Lady Aggies prevailed in their 33-31 game victory to bring the match score to 2-1.

In the fourth and final game of the match, Southwestern started strongly with a 5-0 advantage, but the Lady Aggies fought back to go ahead 9-6. The visitors came back with their own brand of determination and went on a nice run to take an 11-9 lead. In the end, the height of the Lady Bulldogs told the tale as they went on to win the game 30-21 and the match 3-1.

OPSU’s Katie Denning had a team high nine kills, while Armstrong and Kirbi Twilligear each had seven. Twilligear also had 20 defensive digs, and Misty Sims and Misty Poteet added 15 and 11 digs, respectively.

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