Volleyball - Wed, Oct. 12, 2005
CHICAGO - Despite 12 kills and 10 digs by junior Jessica Buchmeier (Steger, Ill./Bloom Trail), the Saint Xavier University volleyball team could not carry its momentum from a game two win into games three and four dropping a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) match to rival Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) Tuesday at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The Cougars (13-14 overall/4-2 CCAC) dropped game one, 29-31, came back to win game two, 30-21, but could not keep pace with the Tigers (18-9 overall/6-0 CCAC) in games three (24-30) and four (17-30).
Senior Carrie Mockovak (Burbank, Ill./Queen of Peace) also played well for Saint Xavier recording 10 kills, while sophomore setter Traci Looby (Orland Hills, Ill./Andrew) finished with a team-high 21 assists. Senior libero Stephanie Huppenthal (Cedar Lake, Ind./Hanover Central) played tough defensively for the Cougars scooping up 11 digs in the losing effort.
SXU heads to Bourbonnais, Ill., over the weekend to take part in the Olivet Nazarene University Volleyball Tournament. The Cougars open the tourney with a 5 p.m. match against Columbia College (Mo.) on Friday, October 14.