Dukes Fall to Rhode Island in Five Games
Stephanie Hopkins led the match with 20 kills.
Stephanie Hopkins led the match with 20 kills.

Oct. 3, 2003

Box Score

The Duquesne volleyball team suffered a 3-2 Atlantic 10 loss to visiting Rhode Island Friday evening at the Palumbo Center. Sophomore Stephanie Hopkins (Tonawanda, N.Y./Sweet Home) led the match and five Dukes in double figure kills with 20 and added 15 digs in the loss. Freshman Avery Dunn (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) posted a match-high 46 assists. Senior Sarah Morrow (Baytown, Texas/Robert E. Lee) led DU with 17 digs while sophomore Diana Wuebker (St. Henry, Ohio/St. Henry) racked up nine blocks.

Rhode Island took a 30-20 edge in game one before the Dukes rebounded with a 30-27 edge in game two with the help of Ashley Macko (Pittsburgh, Pa./South Park) and Dunn serving for six-straight points each.

The Rams gained a 2-1 edge taking a 30-22 advantage in game three and the Dukes strolled to a 30-19 win in game four behind sold hitting posting a .324 (14-3-34) accuracy for the game. URI served first in the fifth and deciding game, but the Dukes won the opening point of a kill. Duquesne held a 5-3 edge after a kill by Macko and blocks by Dunn and Wuebker, but Rhode Island brought on a strong attack to take a 6-5 edge. The game stayed within a two-point reach until the Rams served five straight points for a 13-8 edge they would not relinquish.

Duquesne is back in action on Saturday as they host La Salle in a 7:00 pm Atlantic 10 contest.




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