Otahkians gain revenge, slide into OVC title game

Saturday, November 23, 2002

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Only one Ohio Valley Conference team managed to take two out of two regular-season matches from the Otahkians this season.

On Friday, the Otahkians, the No. 3 seed in the OVC tournament, exacted their revenge by sweeping second-seeded Morehead State 30-28, 30-24, 30-24 to reach today's OVC final. The win marked Southeast's seventh straight OVC victory.

The Otahkians will battle the top-seeded Tennessee-Martin in the championship at 1 p.m. The Skyhawks needed five games to slip past Murray State in the other semifinal.

Junior Sarah Frost led the way with for the Otahkians (20-11, 13-3) with 20 kills. Senior Emily Johnson, a first team all-OVC member, had 10 kills and 20 digs, racking up the double-double.

Senior Bobbi Carlile also came up big with 14 kills and 11 digs. Junior libero Suzanne Gundlach chipped in 18 digs, and setter Emily Scannell had seven kills, 42 assists and 10 digs.

Morehead (20-12, 13-3) was led by OVC player of the year Amy Almond, who had 15 kills.

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