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Volleyball Spotlight:
Devils Snap Losing Streak with Win over Felician

Saturday, October 23, 2004

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

The USP Women's Volleyball Team snapped a three-game losing streak this afternoon as they defeated Felician College 3-0 for their 15th win of the season.

The Devils won the first game 30-12, the second 30-7 and the third 30-12, to move to 15-10 on the season and 13-5 in conference play. USP's 15 wins are the most ever in one season by a Devils volleyball squad, breaking the record of 14 set back in 1993(14-5).

Emily Roth (Jr., Dallastown HS/York, PA) paced the devils with 14 kills and 14 service aces. Lindsey Wenderoth (Fr., Owings Mills HS/Owings Mills, MD) added 11 kills as the Devils had their best attack game against a conference opponent this season (33 kills, 6 errors, 93 attacks, hitting .280).

Roth served to start the first game as the Devils recorded 15 straight points before Felician earned a side out, taking a 15-0 lead. USP expanded the lead to 28-10 en route to the 30-12 win. roth had eight of her 14 aces in game one.

In game two, the devils held a 13-7 lead before earning a side out, giving the serve to Gina Mooney (Sr., Jim Thorpe HS/Allentown, PA). With Mooney serving the Devils scored 16 straight points to win the game 30-7.

In the final game, the Devils trailed early 6-5 before a side out tied the game at 6-6, giving the serve back to USP. With Jenelle Miller (Jr., Towanda HS/ Towanda, PA) serving, USP opened the game up with seven straight points to take a 13-6 lead. The Devils expanded their lead to 22-10 before settling in for the 30-12 win to take the match.

Earlier in the day, the Devils lost a hard fought battle to Teikyo Post University, 3-1. USP captured game two 32-30 but fell in the first game 38-36, the third, 30-22 and the fourth 30-19.

Roth was one of three Devils recording double-doubles in the match. Emily finished the game with 19 kills and 31 digs. Wenderoth added 16 kills and 21 digs and Abigail Hughey (Fr., Wilmington Charter/Newark, DE) had 14 kills and 12 digs.

The Devils had their chances in the first game, coming back to take a 32-31 lead and served with the game tied at 36-36 but were unable to put the Eagles away, falling 38-36.

USP took game two, 32-30, coming back from a 23-19 deficit to win the game. In game three, Post ran off six straight points to open up a close match en route to a 30-22 win. Post then closed out the match with a 30-19 win in game four.

Next up for the Devils is a road match against Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday, October 26, 2004.

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