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Juniata field hockey and women\'s volleyball move up in the polls

(Posted September 18, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Two Juniata College sports teams moved up in their respective polls which were released Tuesday. The women's volleyball team (12-1, 0-0 Landmark) moved up to the no. 1 position in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll, on the strength of three victories last week over nationally-ranked opponents - including two in the top five. The Eagles knocked off #3 Wisconsin-Whitewater and #4 Washington (Mo.), in addition to defeating #14 University of La Verne (Calif.), at Wash.U's Teri Clemens Invitational in St. Louis, Mo. Juniata opens Landmark Conference play this weekend by hosting Susquehanna, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Moravian, and Goucher for matches at Memorial Gym in Huntingdon. The field hockey squad (5-1, 0-0 Landmark) won three games last week, including a 1-0 road win over #10 Rowan University, and vaulted to 15th in the rankings issued by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The Eagle field hockey team has two games on its slate for this week; they will face York College on Thursday, Sept. 20, and return home to host Moravian College on Saturday, Sept. 22. -30-

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