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August 30, 2002

Eagle spikers top Bryant in night cap

University of Southern Indiana (1-1): 3
Bryant College (0-2): 0
Game Scores: 30-17, 30-16, 30-16


The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team recorded its first win of the 2002 campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory over Bryant College, an NCAA II Tournament team in 2001, this evening at the University of North Alabama Volleyball Classic in Florence, Alabama. The Screaming Eagles will face sixth-ranked North Alabama at noon on Saturday and will finish their opening weekend with a match against Henderson State University at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Sophomore middle hitter Leeanne Gross (Decatur, Indiana) and sophomore middle blocker Natalie Atzinger (Louisville, Kentucky) each recorded four kills to lead the Eagles to a 30-17 victory in game one. Both finished with eight kills, just one off the team and match high.

Senior outside hitter Shannon Wells (Merrillville, Indiana) recorded nine kills in the final two games of the match as USI cruised to a pair of 30-16 wins.

Wells and Gross each had a match-high 11 digs while junior setter Kim Boehmer (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded a match-high 27 assists.

With her match-high four service aces, Wells surpassed 200 for her career. Wells is USIís all-time leader in career service aces with 201.

USI will open its 2002 home schedule Monday, September 2, as it plays host to McKendree College. Match-time is slated for 5 p.m. at the Physical Activities Center.



University of Southern Indiana (0-1): 1
#8 North Dakota State University (1-0): 3
Game Scores: (30-26, 23-30, 18-30, 25-30)


The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team opened its 2002 season with a 3-1 loss to eighth-ranked North Dakota State University this afternoon at the University of North Alabama Volleyball Classic in Florence, Alabama. The Screaming Eagles opened the match with a 30-26 win in game one, but lost the next three.

Senior outside hitter Shannon Wells (Merrillville, Indiana) and sophomore middle blocker Natalie Atzinger (Louisville, Kentucky) led the Eagles. Wells finished with a match-high 15 kills while Atzinger poured in 14 kills and a team-high .235 hitting percentage.

Junior setter Kim Boehmer (Cincinnati, Ohio) tallied 40 assists while senior outside hitter Kristi Kavanaugh (Montgomery, Indiana) recorded a team-high 11 digs.

The Eagles will face Bryant College later this evening and will play host North Alabama as well as Henderson State University Saturday afternoon. UNA is ranked sixth amongst NCAA Division II volleyball teams.

Dan McDonnell,
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