Aug. 31, 2002
Laura Klancnik pounded out 12 kills and set a new school record by recording a 1.000(12-0-12) hitting efficiency in the Bulldogs' three-game victory, 30-18, 30-18, 30-10, over Providence on Saturday (Aug. 31) at the Bauman-Eberhardt Center. Klancnik's 1.000 mark put her in fifth place in the NCAA's all-time single match record book. The win boosted Butler's record to 2-0 in Saint Louis University's Billiken Invitational, while the Friars fell to 0-2.
Bulldogs dominated in game, hitting a blazing .500 as a team (15-3-24). Klancnik fueled the attack, tallying six kills, without an error. The Butler defense stifled Providence's hitting corps, limiting the Friars to just a .077 attacking percentage, en route to a 30-18 win.
Klancnik's attack was relentless again in the second frame as she recorded five more kills without an error. The rest of the team followed suit, hitting .556 (17-2-27) on the game, while the Friars again struggled offensively, hitting .000.
In game three, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 10-1 lead, and watched their lead quickly grow into a 20-4 advantage. Butler once again held the Friars to a .000 hitting percentage, as the squad went on to win 30-10.
As a team, the Bulldogs hit .506 on the match, which ranks second all-time in the school's record books.
In addition to Klancnik's 12-kill output, sophomore Kali Carter also reached double-figures in kills for Butler, recording 11 to go along with her team-best nine digs. Junior Amanda Matthews dished out 39 assists for the Bulldogs, while classmate Halston Campagna added four service aces.
Katie Fleming and Ayana Cadres each posted seven kills for the Friars, who were held to a .022 hitting percentage on the match.