Dukes Volleyball Falls to A-10 Leader Dayton
Oct. 11, 2003
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.