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Volleyball Finishes Third At Augsburg Tourney
Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2004
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The UW-Eau Claire volleyball team defeated Northland College 3-0 and St. Olaf 3-2 today to take third place at the Augsburg Tournament concluded here today at Si Melby Hall.
The Blugolds breezed through Northland winning 30-16, 30-22, 30-12. Eau Claire converted on 39 of 66 attacks for a .469 hitting percentage and had a season-high 25 service aces as a team.
Ashley Danielson (So.-Cadott) led the Blugolds in kills with seven while Jenny Wolter (Jr.-Osceola) added six. Courtney Leiteritz (So.-Little Chute) led in assists with 20 with Becca Carstensen (Sr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) adding three blocks. Shanna Berger (So.-Baldwin-Baldwin-Woodville) led in digs with eight and in serving aces with seven.
Eau Claire battled back and forth with St. Olaf exchanging games throughout the match. The Blugolds won the opening game 30-24 but dropped the second 31-29.
Eau Claire came back to win the third game by the same score in their best game of the match but dropped the fourth 30-23. The Blugolds won the decisive fifth game 15-12 to go 3-1 in the tournament and take third place.
Wolter led Eau Claire in kills with 17 while Carstensen added 16 and Molly Menard (Jr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) 14. Wolter and Jessica Groh (So.-Eau Claire/North) led a solid defensive effort with 11 blocks a piece.
Carly Freiborg (So.-Sacred Heart, MN/Renville County West) led the Blugolds in assists with 58 while Berger led in digs with 18.
Carstensen and Wolter were among 11 players voted to the All-Tournament Team. Wolter had 50 kills for the tournament while Carstensen had 47.
The Blugolds will be in action next when they open up the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season up against rival UW-Stout. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the McPhee Phy. Ed. Center.
- JL -