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Volleyball Spikes Stout For 11th Straight Win
Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2006
EAU CLAIRE - The fifth-ranked UW-Eau Claire volleyball team swept I-94 rival UW-Stout in three games tonight at the McPhee Physical Education Center and extended its winning streak to 11 matches.
The Blugolds, who are ranked fifth in the College Sports Television (CSTV)/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III poll for the third week in a row are now 18-1 overall this season and 3-0 in conference play. The Blue Devils drop to an overall record of 13-5 and 1-2 in conference play.
The Blugolds were in control much of the match as they won the first game 30-16. In that first game, the Blugolds had an attack percentage of .391, while the Blue Devils had a .022 attack percentage. The Blugolds had 20 kills and just two errors in that first game.
The Blugolds continued their domination in the second game, winning 30-20. The Blugolds had a .333 attack percentage and had 16 kills.
The third game was the closest of the match, but the Blugolds still pulled it out 30-28 to defeat the Blue Devils. The Blugolds had 19 kills in that final game for a total of 55 kills for the match.
Jessica Groh (Sr.-Eau Claire, WI/North) led the Blugolds in kills with 15 and had just one error. Jodi Dunbar (Sr.-Platteville, WI) was right behind her with 14 kills. Carly Freiberg (Sr.-Sacred Heart, MN/Renville County West) had 46 assists and Shanna Berger (Sr.-Baldwin/Baldwin-Woodville) had three service aces to lead the team. Dunbar and Abby Freiberg (So.-Sacred Heart, MN/Renville County West) had 16 digs apiece to lead the Blugolds.
The Blugolds have now won four straight against UW-Stout and are on a 13-match home-winning streak.
Next, the Blugolds will host 16th-ranked UW-Whitewater on Friday night at the McPhee Physical Education Center. Action begins at 7 p.m.
- JR -