October 6, 2001
@ Quincy University 1 (7-12 overall, 3-5 GLVC)
Game Scores: 30-19, 25-30, 30-27, 30-27
native Leah Mercer (North) posted a match-high .359 attacking
percentage and 19 kills while recording 12 digs and two block assists to lead
the University of Southern Indiana volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over
Quincy University this afternoon at the Pepsi Arena in Quincy, Illinois. It
marked the second consecutive match that the Screaming Eagles’ lone senior
has led the team in hitting percentage and the third consecutive match that
she has recorded a .300-plus attacking percentage.
Junior outside hitter Shannon Wells (Merrillville, Indiana) also posted 19 kills and moved into third place, all-time, at USI with 1,112 career kills. Wells tallied 10 digs as well, marking the 12th time this season she has recorded a double-double.
middle blocker Leeanne Gross (Decatur, Indiana) added 13 kills and 12
digs to an Eagle squad that recorded 67 kills and 74 defensive digs in the
match. Fellow classmate Kristine Wheeler (Indianapolis, Indiana) dished
in 12 digs while junior outside hitter Kristi Kavanaugh (Montgomery,
Indiana) contributed eight kills and a team-high 19 digs.
setter Kim Boehmer (Cincinnati, Ohio) continued her climb toward 2,000
career assists by posting a match-high 52 in the win. Boehmer stands at 1,983
career assists and will figure to reach 2,000 when the Eagles head into
Wednesday’s match at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
USI will conclude its road trip next weekend, in Edwardsville, Illinois, as it competes in the Cougar Classic. The Eagles will face the University of Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit University on Friday and Charleston, once again, on Saturday. USI will return home for its final home match of the regular season Saturday, October 20.
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