Dukes Win at La Salle, 3-2
Nov. 8, 2002
Philadelphia, PA -- Duquesne's volleyball team improved to 16-11 overall and 5-6 in the Atlantic 10 with a 3-2 win at La Salle (9-20, 0-11 A10) Friday evening. Individual game scores were 30-22, 28-30, 31-29, 22-30 and 15-5.
Freshman Diana Wuebker (St. Henry, Ohio / St. Henry) led the Dukes with 24 kills and 21 digs and a .476 hitting percentage while fellow freshman Stephanie Hopkins (Tonawanda, N.Y. / Sweet Home) had 20 kills. Sophomore Erin Trageser (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin) also chipped in 19 kills and a .457 hitting percentage. Sophomore Ashley Mack (Pittsburgh, Pa. / South Park) added 13 kills.
Six Dukes were recorded double figure defensive digs led by Wuebker's 21. Senior Jacqui Gerlach (St. Henry, Ohio / St. Henry), junior Sarah Morrow (Baytown, Texas / Robert E. Lee) and Hopkins had 17 digs each. Trageser saved 16 while junior Sarah Brown (Glen Rock, Pa. / Susquehannock) had 13 digs to go along with a season-high 65 assists.
After keeping the score tied at 9-9 in game one, and then staying close at 16-15, the Duquesne Dukes pulled ahead and took the game 30-22. In game two, the Explorers took their turn at keeping it close before pulling out the win to tie the match at 1-1.
In game three, the Explorers took a six-point lead late in the game, at 27-21. The Dukes rallied back and tied the game at 28-28 and then pulled ahead to take a 2-1 lead in the match. La Salle took control of game four and never let the Dukes get close as they tied the match at 2-2 and forced a game five situation.
The Dukes came out blazing in game five and jumped out to a 6-1 lead which proved too much for the Explorers to overcome. Duquesne went on to win game five 15-5.
La Salle sophomore Lauren Woods had a game-high 25 kills, Caitlin DeJong saved 24 digs amd Molly Thatcher registered 59 assists.
The Red and Blue return to action on Saturday, Nov. 9 as they'll meet another Philly squad, Temple (20-5, 11-0 A10), for a 4:00 pm contest at McGonigle Hall.