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Women's volleyball takes two wins out of first day at DePauw Invitational

(Posted September 17, 2010)

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- The Juniata College women's volleyball will head into Saturday's clash with top-ranked Washington University-St. Louis with an undefeated record, after posting a pair of wins Friday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.

Juniata (10-0) began Friday with a 3-1 win over Haverford College, with set scores of 25-15, 23-25, 25-15, and 25-21. The Eagles closed out Friday's session with a 3-0 win over previously undefeated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, by set scores of 25-17, 25-12, 25-12.

Sophomore Kelsey Fuller (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) paced the Eagles in the win over Haverford with eight kills, while Rachelle Wiegand (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) also logged eight kills. Senior middle Kristin Noetzel (Closter, N.J./Northern Valley Regional) recorded four blocks, and Ashley Schnader (Reinholds, Pa./Garden Spot) and Jordan Hopper (Laguna Beach, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal) had two service aces each.

Libero Libby Morrison (Portland, Ore./Oregon Episcopal School) turned up 22 digs, while setter Courtney Greenberg (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers) had 26 assists.

Junior Drew Barnhart (Titusville, Pa./Titusville) put down nine kills in Juniata's victory over Rose-Hulman, while Amanda Schmidt (Boswell, Pa./North Star) logged eight kills on eight swings and finished with four blocks.

Wiegand served up to two aces, while Morrison sprawled for 13 digs. Steph Strauss (Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills) ran the offense, setting 36 assists.

Second-ranked Juniata will face no. 1-ranked Washington University on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with a crossover match against a to-be-named opponent in the afternoon.

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