Dukes Volleyball Falls to A-10 Leader Dayton
Sarah Morrow posted 11 kills and three blocks in the Dukes' loss.
Sarah Morrow posted 11 kills and three blocks in the Dukes' loss.

Oct. 11, 2003

Box Score

The Duquesne women's volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to Atlantic 10 leader Dayton Saturday night at the Palumbo Center. The loss drops the Dukes to 8-11, 2-3 in the A-10 while Dayton improves to 15-7, 4-0 in league action.

Sarah Morrow (Baytown, Texas/Robert E. Lee) and Ashley Macko (Pittsburgh, Pa./South Park) led the Dukes with 11 kills each while Erin Trageser (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) posted a team-best 14 digs. Sarah Brown (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) led the match with 36 assists. Dayton was led by Erin Treadway with 20 kills and an impressive .306 (20-5-49) hitting percentage. Christy Utnage led the game with 18 digs.

Dayton held a 5-2 lead early in game one and extended it to an 11-6 margin they would not relinquish. The Dukes inched their way to a 16-20 reach, but the Flyers went ahead 26-18 to solidify their 30-23 win.

The Flyers geld a 7-4 lead in game two after three consecutive Duquesne errors, but the Dukes rattled off four strong kills, an ace and an Dayton hitting error to grab a 10-7 lead they would increase to 15-11 before the Flyers executed strong hitting and back-to-back aces for a 17-15 edge. Dayton then went on the lead 22-17 and the Dukes could not get closer than a 22-25 reach as the Flyers took the contest 30-23.

Dayton opened game four with a 4-0 lead before the Dukes tied the contest 5-5. The contest saw two other ties before the Flyers grabbed a 12-8 lead on two kills and a DU hitting error. The Dukes would tie the game 13-13 on two kills and a Dayton ball handling error, but the visitor gained a 16-14 edge. Duquesne then record a kill and solo block and took advantage of three Dayton hitting errors for a 20-17 lead they would build to a 24-20 edge. The Flyers inched within a 22-25 reach, but solid hitting put the Dukes up 27-23 before Morrow capped off the game with a kill for the 30-26 decision.



The Flyers entered game four with a mission taking a commanding 11-3 lead that set the tone of the game. They extended their lead to a 17-6 edge and never looked back as they won the deciding game 30-11.

The Dukes return to play this Tuesday as the host Pitt in a non-conference bout at 7:00 pm at the Palumbo.


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