#17 Dayton Gets Past Duquesne 3-1

Oct. 26, 2007

PITTSBURGH - Nicole Wright and Dana McLaughlin combined for 35 kills, but it was not enough as the Duquesne volleyball team fell to #17 Dayton 3-1 Friday night at the Palumbo Center.

The Flyers (22-1, 9-1) took game one 30-19 after jumping out to an early 16-6 lead. DU narrowed the gap to 22-18 after a bad set from UD's Erin Schroeder, but a 8-1 Dayton run ended game one.

Duquesne came out of the gates in the second game scoring the first four points. Three consecutive Yvonne Martin kills gave the Flyers a 10-8 lead. The score would be tied 10 times before the Dukes came away with a 30-22 win.

The Dukes played the Flyers even through the first half of the third game. With the score deadlocked at 15-15, UD scored 12 of the next 17 points to build a seven point lead at 27-20. The deficit was too much to overcome as the Flyers won game three 30-25.

Dayton controlled the fourth game from the onset. The Flyers scored the game's first seven points and built a lead as high as 12 points (15-3) as they took game four 30-21 and the match 3-1.

Wright had a match-high 19 kills followed by McLaughlin with 16 kills. Kristin Garnett's 48 assists and Amy Palko's 16 digs were team-highs.

The Dukes (10-14, 2-7) have another difficult challenge ahead of them Sunday afternoon as they take on Xavier (20-8, 9-2) at 1:00 p.m. Sunday's match is Duquesne's "Dig for the Cure" match. The Dukes are raising money for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Sponsors can pledge money per dig earned by Duquesne in the match, or can make a flat donation. This season marks the third time the Duquesne volleyball team has taken part in the "Dig for the Cure" program. The Dukes have raised over $6,000 for Komen for the Cure.




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