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Juniata women\'s volleyball clinches ASICS Invitational title

(Posted September 1, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Juniata College women\'s volleyball team completed a four-game sweep to win the 2007 ASICS Invitational tournament, defeating Franklin & Marshall College, 3-0 (30-14, 30-22, 30-13), and Gallaudet University, 3-0 (30-13, 30-18, 30-12) on Saturday at the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center in Huntingdon, Pa. Junior Erin Albert (Philipsburg, Pa./Philipsburg-Osceola) and junior Cassie Dickmann (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) each totaled 16 kills over Saturday\'s two games, while Brittany Carr (Titusville, Pa./Titusville) finished the day with 13 kills. Megan Sollenberger (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) recorded 40 digs in two games, to go with six service aces. Not to be outdone, Molly Sollenberger (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) tallied eight service aces against the Diplomats and the Bison. For Franklin & Marshall, Maritza Fair had a team-high six kills against the Eagles, and Jenna Walck had 13 digs. Gallaudet was paced offensively by Katelyn Reese with 10 kills; Amanda Krieger and Shana Lehmann both logged double-digit dig totals with 14 and 11 respectively. Juniata\'s Thomas was named Tournament MVP, while Johnston and Kozak were selected for the All-Tournament squad. Also named to the All-Tournament team were Gallaudet\'s Reese, Maria DePeters from Baldwin-Wallace, Elitsa Gosheva from Dickinson, and Margot Phelan from Franklin & Marshall. 2007 ASICS INVITATIONAL WOMEN\'S VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - DAY TWO RESULTS Juniata def. Franklin & Marshall, 3-0 (30-14, 30-22, 30-13) Baldwin-Wallace def. Dickinson, 3-0 (30-19, 30-28, 30-170 Baldwin-Wallace def. Franklin & Marshall, 3-0 (30-23, 30-19, 30-21) Gallaudet def. Dickinson, 3-0 (34-32, 30-28, 30-28) Juniata def. Gallaudet, 3-0 (30-13, 30-18, 30-12) ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Katelyn Reese (#12), Jr., MB, Gallaudet Maria DePeters (#11), Jr., MH, Baldwin-Wallace Elitsa Gosheva (#15), So., OH, Dickinson Margot Phelan (#5), Jr., OH, Franklin & Marshall Paige Johnston (#9), So., OPP, Juniata Beth Kozak (#11), Jr., S, Juniata Amber Thomas (#6), Jr., OH, Juniata (Tournament MVP)

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