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September 24, 2005

Ellerbusch, Buschman lift Eagles to 19th straight home win

@USI 3, Tiffin 1

EVANSVILLE, Ind.University of Southern Indiana senior middle blocker Laura Ellerbusch (Newburgh, Indiana) and freshman middle blocker Meg Buschman (Reynolds, Indiana) combined for 34 kills and a .558 attacking percentage to lead the Screaming Eagles to a 30-27, 30-13, 31-33, 30-10 victory over Tiffin University Saturday at the Physical Activities Center.

Laura Ellerbusch

Ellerbusch gave the Eagles a needed boost in the first game as she recorded seven kills and a .667 attacking percentage to help USI overcome an early deficit and claim the first game. She finished the contest with a match-high 19 kills and .593 attacking percentage

USI (10-7) also got 18 kills from junior outside hitter Emily Ryan (Batesville, Indiana) as well as 15 kills from sophomore middle blocker Molly Rahman (Ferdinand, Indiana), while sophomore setter Stephanie Wilson (Terre Haute, Indiana) finished the match with 66 assists and 18 digs.

The Eagles had five players with at least 10 digs, with junior libero Mandy Probst (Wheeler, Illinois) racking up a match-high tying 21 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Cara Keever (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) recorded a career-high 14 digs, while Rahman and freshman defensive specialist Amber Gogel (Ferdinand, Indiana) each chipped in 11 digs.

USI returns to GLVC action Tuesday when it travels to Edwardsville, Illinois, to take the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at 7 p.m. The Eagles return home September 30 to take on No. 20 Rockhurst University.

Dan McDonnell,
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