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Volleyball - Fri, Oct. 14, 2016
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. - - - Make it seven sweeps on the season as the women's volleyball team bounced back to take a quick 3-0 win over Cardinal Stritch University Thursday night in Milaukee, Wisconsin.

 

The Eagles made quick work of the Cardinal Stritch Wolves in a match that lasted just under 75 minutes. Judson came out ready to play after a loss at home versus Robert Morris and got back to their winning ways improving to 12-15 overall with a 7-4 CCAC conference record. The Wolves seemed to be an evenly matched team for Judson coming into the match, but the Eagles held the momentum and capatalized on CSU errors to hand the Wolves their fourth loss in conference.

 

Judson was in need of a bounce back win after a hard 3-1 loss to Robert Morris University Tuesday night. The Eagles did just that getting their winning mindset back and opening the first set on a 11-2 scoring spree. Surprisingly enough the Eagles hit their second best clip of the night with a .379 attack percentage in the first set totaling 13 kills on two errors. The second set was a bit closer with a 25-21 outcome in favor of Judson, and the third set sealed the deal as the Eagles fired back again with a .412 clip on 17 kills and only two errors. 

 

Errors were a big factor in the Tuesday night match loss for the Eagles and Judson seemed to combat that forcing only 12 errors on the night for a team hitting percentage of .293. Brittany Huber (SR/Sycamore, Ill.) had a solid game leading the team with 12 kills and .300 hitting clip, 10 defensive digs, two service aces, and one block assist. Huber was followed closely by Jennifer Donnell (JR/Schaumburg, IL) who totaled 11 kills for a .231 clip. Claire Speweik (JR/Elgin, Ill.) and Grace Smith (SR/Richland, WA) spread out seven kills a piece and Natalie Ricca (JR/Crystal Lake, Ill.) aided the focused offense with 33 assists and three kills of her own. The defense got its fair share of help from multiple Eagles, including Huber, by Cara Tyrrell (SR/Algonquin, Ill.) and Caryssa Tennyson (SO/Pleasant Prairie, Wis.) tallying 18 combined digs. 

 

The refocus of the team landed them their seventh conference win and a big week ending win as the Eagles will enter into a bye weekend. Judson will be back at it on Tuesday, October 18th as they travel to Saint Ambrose University for a 7:00pm conference match-up.