ST. LOUIS – Fifth-ranked Park University got back on track with its sixth conference sweep of the 2017 season, beating St. Louis College of Pharmacy 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 Friday night in St. Louis. The win moved Park to 18-2 (6-0 AMC) and came a night after a sluggish four-set victory over Baker. STLCOP fell to 6-13, 0-7 in the American Midwest Conference.
Cassidy Reno led STLCOP with six kills, as Park held the Eutectics to .057 hitting, but Reno was able to reach 11.5 points with four solo blocks and an assisted stop. STLCOP matched Park at the net with eight team blocks, but the Pirates' advantage came on .296 attacking, including 13 from Noura Meawad and a career-high 10 for Alissa Flint.
Aneisha Ford equaled Reno's five blocks for a match high, while Meawad finished with a double-double, adding 10 digs, 10 off Celina Monteiro's match-best 20 digs on the Park back row. Flint also had a double-double, adding 12 digs to her 10 kills, while Danna Gomes had 39 of Park's 43 assists, and added a pair of aces.
"We were a lot more consistent tonight than we were last night," said Park coach Mike Talamantes. "Last night was a wakeup call, I think, and it was good that it happened before this match, because we played everyone tonight. Everyone understood the need for intensity tonight, and we did a pretty good job of not allowing runs or letting up when we got big leads. It's a good showing before another big match in a tough environment tomorrow."
Park plays at Lindenwood-Belleville Saturday, a team that already own a win over a top 25 conference opponent at home, beating Columbia College earlier this season at the Lynx Arena in Belleville. Saturday's match will air at www.parkathletics.tv, a simulcast on the Stretch Internet network of portals of a broadcast produced by Lindenwood-Belleville.
Match time is set for 4 p.m.