(Photo Courtesy: UCA Bears)
Columbia, Mo. (UCA) - The Central Arkansas Sugar Bears played their second ever NCAA Tournament game on Friday, and for the second time, they fell in straight sets. Central Arkansas was unable to get anything going on the night, falling 25-15, 25-17, 25-13 to the Purdue Boilermakers.
Central Arkansas (29-4) hit a season-low .010 on the night while surrendering a season-high .312 attack percentage to the Boilermakers (21-11). Evie Grace Singleton led the Sugar Bears with seven kills on the night, while Jessica Nagy and Heather Schnars each chipped in five.
Marissa Collins tallied a match-high 23 assists to pace the Central Arkansas offense, and on defense, Shelbee Berringer had a match-high 11 digs while Fulani Petties and Nagy had three blocks each.
Sam Epenesa led Purdue with eight kills, and Annie Drews hit .462, the highest attack percentage that the Sugar Bears have conceded to an individual this year. Val Nichol dished out 19 assists and Rachel Davis chipped in nine. Defensively, the Boilermakers were led by Carly Cramer's 10 digs and Kierra Jones' eight blocks.