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Volleyball: Cajuns Fall Despite Goodwin’s 19 Kills

Freshman Amie Goodwin tallied 19 kills with a .368 hitting percentage Friday night.
Freshman Amie Goodwin tallied 19 kills with a .368 hitting percentage Friday night.
Volleyball  10/05/2007  Courtesy RaginCajuns.com
  TROY, Ala. – Friday, Louisiana’s Amie Goodwin (Tucson, Ariz.) showcased why she is one of the top freshmen in the Sun Belt Conference, delivering a match-high 19 kills with a .368 hitting percentage. However, her efforts alone were not enough as the Troy Trojans defeated the Ragin’ Cajuns 3-0 (30-25, 30-24, 30-27).
Goodwin’s 19 spikes was her second-highest total this season, matching her previous 19-kill outing versus Stetson on Sept. 14. Her 22 kills against Florida Atlantic are the most by a Cajun this season.
Louisiana (2-19, 1-5 Sun Belt) lost its fifth straight Sun Belt match, while Troy (12-10, 3-3 Sun Belt) won its second straight conference decision. Six of the Cajuns’ last seven losses have come by a 3-0 score.
Junior Elizabeth Inman (Fort Worth, Texas) was second on the team with eight kills, while Erika Castro (San Antonio, Texas) and Caroline Dufrene (Lake Charles, La.) each added four kills. Freshman Lindsay Brown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) led the Cajuns with 12 digs.
Troy’s duo of Meghan Gilroy (16) and Jean McCarthy (11) combined for 27 of the Trojans’ 50 kills.
In game one, UL held close with the Trojans, tying the game six different times before taking a two-point lead, 20-18. However, the Cajuns would relinquish their lead as the Trojans bounced back for a 30-25 win in the first game. Troy hit .239 in game one, accumulating 19 kills, while Louisiana hit .167 as a team (11 kills).
The Cajuns weren’t as close to the Trojans in game two. Troy jumped out to a 10-6 lead, but UL did storm back to take a 12-11 advantage. That would be the last time Louisiana would hold the lead in the second frame as Troy held off the Cajuns for the 30-24 win in game two.
After recording five kills in the first game, Goodwin added four more in the second.
Without a doubt, the rookie Goodwin had the best single-game performance of her young career in game three as Goodwin tallied 10 of the Cajuns’ 18 kills. But, Goodwin’s efforts in the third game were not enough. Late in game three, Louisiana was within striking distance of forcing a fourth game, holding on to a 26-22 lead.
However, a Troy timeout sparked the Trojans’ 8-1 rally as the hosts upended Louisiana 30-27 in the third, and final, contest.
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will conclude their five-match Sun Belt Conference road trip Saturday at the South Alabama Jaguars at 5 p.m.
  Troy University def. Louisiana-Lafayette 30-25,30-24,30-27
  Louisiana-Lafayette (2-18) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Goodwin, Amie 19-0-0;
  Inman, Elizabeth 8-0-0; Dufrene, Caroline 4-0-3; Castro, Erika 4-1-0;
  Knowlton, Tracie 2-0-4; Cote, Tara 2-0-0; Hall, Kendra 1-0-1; Brown,
  Lindsay 0-2-0; Deschaine, Monica 0-0-1; Totals 40-3-5.0. (Assists) –
  Hall, Kendra 33. (Dig leaders) – Brown, Lindsay 12; Castro, Erika 11;
  Cote, Tara 8; Hall, Kendra 8
  Troy University (11-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) – GILROY, Meghan 16-0-4;
  MCCARTHY, Jean 11-0-0; SMITH, Aubre 9-0-4; WHITE, Jennifer 8-0-4;
  HENDERSON, Megan 3-0-2; LEEDS, Liz 3-0-4; HEINZ, Kerry 0-0-1; WASHLOW,
  Meghan 0-5-0; STRADER, Emily 0-1-0; Totals 50-6-11.0. (Assists) –
  HENDERSON, Megan 41. (Dig leaders) – STRADER, Emily 15; HENDERSON, Megan 12; WASHLOW, Meghan 11

 UL-Troy Box Score