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Blugold Volleyball Falls To Titans
Posted: Friday, October 15, 2004
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire volleyball team had their lowest hitting percentage of the year in losing to UW-Oshkosh 3-1 here tonight at the McPhee Phy. Ed. Center.
The Blugolds opened the match losing the first game 30-22. Eau Claire converted on 12 of 35 attacks for a .171 hitting percentage but the Titans had their strongest game of the match converting 35 attacks into 16 kills for a .286 hitting percentage.
Eau Claire rebounded in the second game with their best game of the match. The Blugolds shot .205 for the game while holding Oshkosh to only a .136 hitting percentage in winning 30-24.
The Blugolds lost the third game with their worst offensive game of the match. Eau Claire had their only negative hitting percentage game of the season committing 17 hitting errors to only 15 kills. Despite the poor hitting percentage the Blugolds kept it close before losing 30-25.
Eau Claire played a stronger fourth game but it wasn't enough as the Titans continued to play well. The Blugolds dropped the final game 30-20.
Becca Carstensen (Sr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) led four Blugolds in double digit kills with 15. Jenny Wolter (Jr.-Osceola) and Jodi Dunbar (So.-Platteville) each had 11 kills while Molly Menard (Jr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) added 10.
Carly Freiborg (So.-Sacred Heart, MN/Renville County West) led Eau Claire with 42 assists while Shanna Berger (So.-Baldwin/Baldwin-Woodville) led with 22 digs. Jessica Groh (So.-Eau Claire/North) led the Blugolds in block with seven with Heather Harnell (Fr.-Minnetonka, MN) leading with three service aces.
The Blugolds drop to 4-3 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 17-7 overall while Oshkosh improves to 2-4 in conference play and 17-8 overall.
Eau Claire will conclude WIAC regular season play when they travel to River Falls Wednesday. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.
- JL -