Juniata WVB downs Dickinson and St. Mary's to open Days Inn Blue Jay Classic
(Posted September 23, 2011)
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. -- Juniata College women's volleyball won back-to-back matches on Friday to open play at the 2011 Elizabethtown College Days Inn Blue Jay Classic, defeating Dickinson College and St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Juniata (8-4) opened with a 3-0 win over Dickinson, defeating the Red Devils by set scores of 25-8, 25-14, and 25-20. The Eagles followed up with another 3-0 win over St. Mary's, winning by set scores of 25-19, 25-20, and 25-22.
Juniata dominated its match against Dickinson, hitting .376 while holding the Red Devils to a .122 attack percentage. Setter Courtney Greenberg (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers) efficiently ran the Juniata offense behind her 32-assist performance, also recording seven digs.
Freshman pin hitter Amelia Kepler (Kane, Pa./Kane Area) finished with a team-high seven kills against two errors on 12 swings, and tacked on four service aces to tally 11.0 points on the night. Freshman opposite Cat Scholl (Austin, Texas/St. Michael's Catholic), freshman middle Kelci Scannapieco, and sophomore outside hitter Rachelle Wiegand (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) each charted five kills.
Libero Libby Morrison (Portland, Ore./Oregon Episcopal School) sprawled for 14 digs, pacing Juniata to 39 digs on the night.
Dickinson (2-9) was led offensively by Liz Norris with nine kills on 24 swings, while Avery Zuvic had six kills.
Against St. Mary's, junior middle Ashley Schnader (Reinholds, Pa./Garden Spot) and Wiegand paced the attack with nine kills each, while Kepler tallied eight in the three-set victory. Wiegand also served up a pair of aces on the Seahawks, while Kepler added three block assists.
Morrison turned up 25 digs for Juniata, while Greenberg had 10 digs to go with her 38 assists.
Courtney Lydick (McKean, Pa./General McLane) had a pair of block assists for the Eagles.
Juniata completes play at the Blue Jay Classic on Saturday, when it faces Haverford College at 10:00 a.m., followed by the host Blue Jays at 12:00 p.m.
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