Dukes Take West Virginia 3-0
Oct. 25, 2006
PITTSBURGH, PA - Tonight was the Dukes 2006 "Dig for the Cure" match. Donations were collected per Duquesne dig, as well as general donations, for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The night was a success as the Dukes defeated visiting West Virginia 3-0 and raised money to help defeat breast cancer.
Senior Amanda Haeg led the Dukes (9-19) with a match-high 17 kills en route to the victory over West Virginia (2-24) Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center. Freshman Chelsea Tillotson led the match with 18 digs and 40 assists. Sophomore Laura Kastein eclipsed 800 career digs as her 17 digs were second best for the match. Haeg and Junior Dana McLaughlin led the way with two service aces each as the Dukes snapped their five game losing streak.
West Virginia took an early 16-11 lead in game one, but the Dukes' seven unanswered points gave them an 18-17 lead, one they would not relinquish, as they took game one 30-27.
Game two saw nine ties and five lead changes. With the score deadlocked at 22, Duquesne went on an 8-4 scoring drive to win the game 30-26.
Trailing 11-8 in game three, DU scored 10 points in a row as they secured game three 30-21 and their first shutout since La Salle Sept. 24.
The Dukes has one more kill than the Mountaineers, 47-46. DU hit .276 (47-12-127) for the match while WVU hit just .102 (46-29-166). The Dukes also out-dug the Mountaineers 77-61.
Duquesne returns to A-10 play as they host Saint Louis Nov. 2 and close out the home season against Rhode Island Nov. 3. The regular season concludes on the road at Dayton Nov. 10 and at Xavier Nov. 11.