winning the first two sets of the match, the Saint Xavier University women's
volleyball team could not sustain its early momentum and lost a tough
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) match to Robert Morris
University (Ill.) in five sets Tuesday night at the Gentile Center in Chicago. The Cougars (17-11 overall/6-4 CCAC) won the
first two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-23, but dropped the next three 25-27,
18-25 and 10-15 to give up the match. Sophomore
outside hitter Kelly Knudsen (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn Community) played well
for SXU finishing the night with 19 kills and 12 digs.
Junior setter Ashley August
(LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township) recorded 32 assists for the Cougars, while
sophomore outside hitter Kayla Mullaney (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) posted 10
kills and 10 digs. Sophomore libero Christine Bowe (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers
Grove South) was solid defensively leading the team with 19 digs in the match.
Saint Xavier (17-11 overall/6-4
CCAC) heads to Lebanon, Ill., this weekend to take part in the McKendree University
Invitational. The Cougars have four
matches on the weekend starting with a Friday match against Grand View
University (Iowa) at 2 p.m.