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October 25, 2002

Kavanaugh’s double-double leads Eagles to GLVC road win

University of Southern Indiana (17-6 overall, 6-2 GLVC): 3
@University of Missouri-St. Louis (11-10 overall, 2-6 GLVC): 1
Game Scores: 28-30, 30-24, 30-15, 30-15

University of Southern Indiana volleyball senior outside hitter Kristi Kavanaugh (Montgomery, Indiana) recorded 16 kills and 14 digs to lead the Screaming Eagles to a 3-1 victory over the University of Missouri-St. Louis Friday night at the Mark Twain Building in St. Louis, Missouri. The Eagles improve to 17-6 overall and 6-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference while the Riverwomen fall to 11-10 overall and 2-6 in the GLVC.

After dropping game one, 30-28, the Eagles rebounded in the second game to post a 30-24 victory and even the match at 1-1. USI hit .308 in the third game and .268 in the fourth game as it notched a pair of 30-15 victories and claimed the match in four games.

Junior setter Kim Boehmer (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded a match-high 45 assists to go along with nine digs and a pair of kills.

As a team, USI hit just .229, but held the Riverwomen to a .061 hitting percentage. The Eagles recorded 65 digs and seven blocks, as a team, to hold UMSL’s attack at bay.

Seniors Shannon Wells (Merrillville, Indiana) and Greta Grinstead (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) each recorded 13 kills in the winning effort. Grinstead finished with a .333 hitting percentage.

Sophomore middle hitter Natalie Atzinger (Louisville, Kentucky) recorded 10 kills and a match-high .421 attacking percentage as the Eagles recorded their sixth consecutive victory.

Offensively, sophomore middle blocker Leeanne Gross (Decatur, Indiana) was held in check. However, her match-high five blocks helped USI hold the opposition to under a .200 attacking percentage for the ninth consecutive match.

The Eagles will play their final road match of the 2002 regular season Saturday as it travels east across the Mississippi River to take on GLVC foe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Match time is slated for a 1 p.m. start. USI and SIUE are in a tie for the GLVC Green Division lead and for third place overall in the GLVC.

Dan McDonnell,
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