Junior Marie Hackert set a career-high in kills and tied a career-best in blocks Thursday against IIT
Junior Marie Hackert set a career-high in kills and tied a career-best in blocks Thursday against IIT
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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Saint Xavier
Volleyball - Thu, Oct. 17, 2013

CHICAGO – Junior middle hitter Marie Hackert (Evansville, Ind./Reitz Memorial) notched a new career-high kills total (17) and tied a career-high in total blocks (8) in leading the Saint Xavier University volleyball team to a thrilling non-conference victory over Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Thursday night at the Keating Center in Chicago.  The match went all five sets with scores of 25-11, 23-25, 25-15, 21-25 and 18-16.  The Cougars improved to 11-10 overall on the season with the victory.  Saint Xavier totaled 57 kills and 28 total blocks in the match.

Junior setter Kelli Shaffer (Heyworth, Ill./Heyworth) also set a new career-high total Thursday with 47 assists to go along with her five kills and eight digs on the night.  Sophomore middle blocker Heidi Gregerson (Park Ridge, Ill./UW-Parkside/Maine South) also had a nice outing with a season-high tying 13 kills and season-best nine total blocks (three solos).  Junior outside hitter Jessica Galotta (Chicago, Ill./Parkland CC/Mother McAuley) recorded 10 kills towards the winning effort and also tallied a season-high 18 digs.  Sophomore right side Meghan Falsey (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) chipped in a career-high 22 digs, while junior libero Dominique Aramburu (Chicago, Ill./UIC/Mother McAuley) led the Cougars in digs with 25 digs. 

Saint Xavier (11-10 overall/4-5 CCAC) gets back to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) play on Tuesday, October 22, with a tough road match against North Division leader Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.).  The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start in Milwaukee.