Volleyball Defeats Pittsburgh 3-1
Sept. 9, 2008
PITTSBURGH - The Duquesne volleyball team continued their winning way Tuesday night as they defeated Pittsburgh 3-1 at the Fitzgerald Field House. The win gives DU a 7-1 record which is their best start since 2002.
Duquesne took the first set 25-17, taking advantage of the Panthers 10 attack and three service errors.
Pittsburgh fended off three set points to tie second set at 24-24, but back-to-back kills by Mullen gave the Dukes a 26-24 win.
The Dukes only mustered 10 points in the third set as Pittsburgh capitalized on 11 DU attack errors to win the set 25-10.
Amanda Humphrey's kill broke a 9-9 in the fourth set to give the Dukes a lead they would no rescind the rest of the set. Mullen's 12th kill of the evening wound up being the match-winner as the DU won the set 25-19 and the match 3-1
This was the first victory for Duquesne against Pittsburgh since Oct. 23, 2001 and 11th overall win over a school from the Big East Conference.
DU will participate in the Fiesta Bowl Classic this weekend, beginning Friday evening against Navy. Saturday, the Dukes play a pair of matches - Hampton at 1:00 p.m. and host Northern Arizona at 10:00 p.m. The DU/NAU match will be televised on Dish Network Channel 9411.