Volleyball Downs Crossroads Foes Taylor and Marian to Finish Weekend 3-1

Volleyball Downs Crossroads Foes Taylor and Marian to Finish Weekend 3-1
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Match 1
#RV Davenport vs. Taylor (Ind.)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Final
DU  25   25 25 -- -- 3
IWU 20 15 21 -- -- 0
Team Stats DU TU
Kills 45 29
Assists 42 27
Digs 36 39
Blocks 8.0 6.0
Leaders DU TU
Kills 10 - 2 tied 5 - 2 tied
Assists 40 - Getty 16 - Griffith
Digs 10 - Casselman 10 - Wiley
Blocks 2.0 - 2 tied 2.0- Allen
Match 2
#RV Davenport vs. Marian (Ind.)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Final
DU 20 25 25 25 -- 3
MU 25 19 18 19 -- 1
Team Stats DU MU
Kills 47 NA
Assists 42 NA
Digs 78 NA
Blocks 9.5 NA
Leaders DU MU
Kills 12 - Stone NA
Assists 41- Getty NA
Digs 25 - Rodriguez NA
Blocks 4.0 - Stone NA

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2013
Site: Upland, Ind. (Odle Arena)
Score: #RV DU 3, Taylor 0, #RV DU 3, Marian 1
Records: DU (5-4), TU (3-5), MU (3-1)
Next DU event: Friday, Sep. 6 – at Julie Martin Memorial (Madonna) – 5:30/7:30
UPLAND, Ind. – A tough early season schedule continued for the volleyball team on Saturday but the Panthers were up to the task as they defeated host Taylor University (3-0) and Marian University (3-1) to finish 3-1 in the Taylor/Indiana Wesleyan Crossover. Davenport will bring a 5-4 overall record into their next appearance at Madonna University next Friday and Saturday in the Julie Martin Memorial Tournament. DU will face four opponents over the two days beginning with Rochester College (Mich.) at 5:30 p.m. on September 6.

In the opener against host Taylor University, the Panthers picked up their first win in program history over the Trojans and they did it in straight sets, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21. Head coach Megan Lenhart, who was an assistant coach for TU from 2005-2007, led her team to a rebound victory after falling in the nightcap last night to Texas Wesleyan and the team evened their record at 4-4.

Offensively, senior Nicole Chase and junior Hannah Stone dominated the middle as they each finished with 10 kills while junior Amber Getty dished out 40 assists and freshman Maddy Cassleman was tops with 10 digs. DU hit .255 as a team compared to just .097 for the Trojans

In the afternoon match, Davenport recovered after a slow start to finish with a bang as they overcame a 25-20 loss in the opener to defeat Marian 25-19, 25-18, 25-19. Hannah Stone had a standout match as the junior finished with 12 kills on just 19 attempts and also added a pair of solo blocks and four assist blocks.

The team continued their consistent offensive flow as they posted a .273 hitting percentage while the defense was on top of its game too highlighted by a team high 25 digs from sophomore Sidney Rodriguez.

Davenport, winners of five of its last seven matches, will be in action next Friday when they travel to Livonia to take part in the Julie Martin Memorial Tournament hosted by Madonna University. The Panthers begin play Friday at 5:30 p.m. against Rochester College.

Post-Match Notes
Davenport is now 1-6 all-time against Taylor and is still undefeated against Marian at 4-0…Ally Ruhlman saw her first collegiate experience today against Taylor…After going 9-2 against the Crossroads League in 2012, DU is off to a 3-0 start this season and still has five more matches to play
Volleyball Contact: Aaron Sagraves | 616-554-5045 | asagraves@davenport.edu
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