Junior Kelly Knudsen led the way with 17 kills for Saint Xavier against Ashford Thursday night
Junior Kelly Knudsen led the way with 17 kills for Saint Xavier against Ashford Thursday night
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Volleyball - Thu, Oct. 20, 2011

Clinton, Iowa - Led by 17 kills by junior outside hitter Kelly Knudsen (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn Community), the No. 25 ranked Saint Xavier University volleyball team won its eighth straight match with a non-conference road victory against Ashford University (Iowa) at Kehl Arena Thursday night in Clinton, Iowa. SXU claimed the match in four sets winning the first two, 27-25 and 25-17, dropping the third one 20-25 and then taking the fourth set, 25-9. Junior middle blocker Colleen O'Hara (Lemont, Ill./University of Iowa/Lemont) also had a big match for the Cougars finishing 13 kills and three block assists.

Junior outside hitter Kayla Mullaney (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) was another key contributor to Thursday's win with 11 kills and team-best 11 digs, while junior libero Christine Bowe (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) chipped in 10 digs. Seniors Ashley August (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township) and Jaclyn Major (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) split the setting duties for SXU with August posting 22 assists and Major recording 19. Senior middle blocker Kim Scudder (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) was impressive on serves finishing with a match-best three aces to go along with her nine kills on the night. As a team, the Cougars were efficient with their attacks posting 57 total kills and an attack percentage of .319.
 
Saint Xavier (23-3 overall/9-1 CCAC) takes on another non-conference foe from Iowa on Friday, October 21, with a match against Saint Ambrose University (Iowa). The match will take place at Palos Courts in Palos Heights, Ill., starting at 7 p.m.