Dukes Fall to #18 Dayton 3-0
Sept. 22, 2007
CINCINNATI - The Duquesne volleyball team completed their most challenging weekend of the season with a 3-0 loss to #18 Dayton Saturday afternoon.
The Dukes got out to a promising start in the first game as a Dana McLaughlin kill put the Red and Blue up 8-7. The Flyers came back with three of the next four points to take a 10-9 lead. Jamie-Lee Richards got the hot hand as her four kills helped UD score 20 of the next 27 points to take game one 30-16.
In the second game, a pair of service aces by Nicole Wright gave DU a 5-1 lead. A pair of kills by Richards coupled with an attack error cut Duquesne's lead to 5-4. Kristen Hammergren's kill gave the Dukes their last lead of the game at 6-4 before Dayton came storming with six unanswered point to take a 10-6 advantage. The Flyers would score four consecutive points on three occasions as they won game two 30-15.
In the third game DU played Dayton even through the first 38 points at 19-19. However, Dayton (15-0, 2-0) used four kills by Robynne Green late in the contest to take the third game 30-22 and the match 3-0.
The Dukes step out of the Atlantic 10 Conference schedule Tuesday night with a match at Robert Morris. Duquesne returns home Fri. Oct. 5 against Fordham. Both matches begin at 7:00 p.m.