Deerfield, Ill. – Junior setter Kelli Shaffer (Heyworth, Ill./Heyworth) did a little of everything Tuesday in helping the Saint Xavier University women's volleyball team to a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) road win over Trinity International University (Ill.) at the Meyer Sports Complex in Deerfield, Ill. Shaffer finished with 24 assists, five kills, 15 digs, a service ace and a block assist in the winning effort. The Cougars won the match in three straight sets by scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 25-10. With the victory, SXU evens its overall record at 6-6, while moving to 1-1 in conference play. TIU falls to 1-8 on the year and 0-3 in CCAC contests.
Sophomore middle blocker Heidi Gregerson (Park Ridge, Ill./UW-Parkside/Maine South) led Saint Xavier's attack with nine kills on the night. She was also tough defensively at the net with a match-best six block assists. Junior middle hitter Marie Hackert (Evansville, Ind./Reitz Memorial) was efficient as well totaling five kills with no attacking errors to go along with two total blocks (one solo). Sophomore right side Meghan Falsey (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) and junior outside hitter Jessica Galotta (Chicago, Ill./Parkland CC/Mother McAuley) each posted seven kills for the Cougars Tuesday, while junior libero Dominique Aramburu (Chicago, Ill./UIC/Mother McAuley) tied Shaffer's digs total with 15 as well. SXU had an amazing team attack percentage of .435 (12 kills, two errors) in the third and final set allowing them to pull away quickly for the 25-10 victory to take the match.
Saint Xavier (6-6 overall/1-1 CCAC) hosts Robert Morris University (Ill.) on Thursday, September 26, for another conference match. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.