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Juniata Downs Otterbein In Three Games

(Posted September 3, 2005)

Stephanie Kines posted led the Eagles in kills and blocks as she notched 15 kills and five blocks as the Eagles swept Otterbein.

Juniata 3, Otterbein 0

Springfield, Ohio. ? It wasn?t nearly as dramatic as its match the previous night but the result was the same as the Juniata College women?s volleyball team topped Otterbein 3-0 in Springfield Ohio Saturday afternoon. Juniata is now 2-0 on the year, while Otterbein fell to 0-2.

Juniata, which opened the season ranked second in the CSTV/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III top-25 poll, got a balanced offensive effort in claiming the win by game scores of 30-20, 30-21 and 30-21. Stephanie Kines (Towson/Towson, Md.) pounded out a team-best 15 kills while also leading the team with five blocks. Aly Pompeani (Hopewell/Aliquippa) was also in double figures in kills as finished with 11 kills. Freshmen Cassie Dickmann (Unionville/Kennett Square) and Erin Albert (Philipsburg-Osceola/Philipsburg) each added five finishes.

Juniata?s service game was also strong as Jess Ritchey (Greencastle-Antrim/Greencastle) tossed in four serve aces. Tara McMinn (Huntingdon/Huntingdon) added a pair of aces.

Juniata?s defense was led by McMinn who brought up 11 digs. Abby Leonard (Shade/Johnstown) and Kelly Popernik (Bartlett/Bartlett, Ill.) each recorded eight digs for Juniata?s defense. At the net defensively Albert added matched Kines? five blocks to go along with her five kills, while Mariel Little (Walled Lake Central/Commerce, Mi.) posted three blocks.

Juniata will return to action next Friday as the Eagles compete on the first day of the Ashland Invitational in Ashland, Ohio.

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