Sophomore Kayla Mullaney had a big night for the Cougars Tuesday
Sophomore Kayla Mullaney had a big night for the Cougars Tuesday
Saint Xavier
Purdue University-North Central
Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 15, 2010

LaPorte County, Ind. - Sophomore outside hitter Kayla Mullaney (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) posted 13 kills, 21 digs and three service aces to help lead the Saint Xavier University volleyball team to its first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) victory (1-1) of the season Tuesday night against Purdue University-North Central (Ind.) in LaPorte, Ind. The Cougars (8-3 overall) took the match in four sets by scores of 25-23, 25-13, 20-25 and 25-14 and have now won seven of their last eight matches with the only loss coming against No. 19 ranked Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) in five sets.

Junior middle blocker Kim Scudder (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) also played well for SXU finishing the night with 12 kills and three total blocks (two solos). Senior middle blocker Danielle Malloy (Tinley Park, Ill./Tinley Park) tallied six kills and team-best three solo blocks on the evening, while sophomore libero Christine Bowe (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) was also tough defensively recording a team-high 26 digs. Junior setter Ashley August (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township) led the offensive attack by posting 42 assists to go along with her 11 digs. As a team, SXU totaled 50 kills, seven solo blocks and eight service aces toward the winning effort.

Saint Xavier (8-3 overall/1-1 CCAC) heads to Marion, Ind., to take part in the two-day Best Western Wildcat Classic hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University. The event begins on Friday, September 17, with the Cougars playing Bethel University (Ind.) at 1 p.m. (central).