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Volleyball Blanks Hilbert & Moravian to Extend Winning, Shutout Streaks
10/16/2004

FROSTBURG, MD - The Frostburg State women’s volleyball team swept both Hilbert and Moravian Saturday to extend its winning streak to 12 straight matches. The last 11 have come by 3-0 scores.

The Bobcats (22-4, 5-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) began the day by downing Hilbert 30-10, 30-18 and 30-7.

FSU opened up a 7-1 lead in game one before sophomores Kelly May (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) and Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) each served eight straight points to seal the victory 30-10.

In game two, Frostburg State jumped out to a 16-4 lead, but the Hawks (1-11, 0-5) battled back to close the gap to 25-16. Junior Kristie Butt (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) served three points, including two aces, to seal the 30-18 win.

FSU came out strong in game three, building a 15-4 advantage and never looking back. The Bobcats scored 12 of the final 13 points to complete the victory.

Senior Jodi Carpenter (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) led FSU with 16 kills and an impressive .833 hitting percentage, while Hernandez recorded 25 assists.

The Bobcats followed with a 30-27, 30-23 and 30-20 blanking of Moravian.

Game one was a tight battle early on, with the Greyhounds (12-16) holding a slight 11-10 advantage.

Carpenter then served up five winners in a 6-0 Bobcat run, but Moravian hung tough and eventually pulled even at 20. FSU moved ahead 27-23 before the visitors rallied with three straight points to close to within one. After calling a timeout, the Bobcats scored three of the final four points to take the 30-27 victory.

Close play followed in game two, as the Bobcats had an 17-15 edge at the midway point. FSU looked to take control with a 9-1 spurt, but Moravian answered with a 6-1 stretch to make it a 27-22 contest. Once again, the Bobcats recorded three of the final four points to claim the 30-23 win.

FSU held an early 8-7 lead in game three before going on an 8-2 run to open a 16-9 cushion. After the teams traded points, Bobcat senior Lauren Petrick (Denton, Md./North Caroline) served up eight straight winners, including back-to-back aces, to give FSU a 25-10 advantage.

A 10-3 run by Moravian made it a 28-20 contest before the Bobcats scored the final two points to seal the match.

Petrick led the Bobcats with 14 kills, Carpenter added 13 kills and May had 11 kills and five solo blocks. Hernandez recorded 37 assists and 12 digs, and senior Sam Seyfferth (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) posted 13 digs.

The Bobcats, winners of 21 of their last 22 matches, return to action Tuesday when they visit La Roche for an AMCC contest beginning at 7:00 pm.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu