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September 29, 2001

Eagles down Lady Rangers for first road win of season

University of Southern Indiana 3 (11-7 overall, 5-2 GLVC)
@ University of Wisconsin-Parkside 0 (8-9 overall, 3-2 GLVC)

Line Scores (USI Scores First): 34-30, 30-24, 30-23

The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team used a 34-30 first-game win to propel it to a 3-0 win at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this afternoon in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The win is the first road win of the season for the Screaming Eagles, who improve to 11-7 overall and 5-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

USI recorded a .326 attacking percentage, marking the fourth straight match the Eagles have been over the .300 mark.

Junior outside hitter Shannon Wells (Merrillville, Indiana) led the Eagles with a team-high 17 kills and a match-high 16 defensive digs. Wells has tallied at least 10 kills in nine consecutive matches and 16 of 18 matches this season. Dating back to last season, Wells has notched at least 10 kills in 43 of 49 matches.

Freshman middle blocker Leeanne Gross (Decatur, Indiana) and junior outside hitter Kristi Kavanaugh (Montgomery, Indiana) dished in 12 kills each while Kavanaugh added 10 digs.

Evansville native Leah Mercer added 11 digs while sophomore setter Kim Boehmer (Cincinnati, Ohio) had another solid performance as she recorded a match-high 43 assists.

The Eagles will be on the road again Friday and Saturday, with matches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Quincy University. USI has split a pair of matches with UMSL this season while topping Quincy in the two’s only meeting of the season.

Dan McDonnell, USI Sports Information
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