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Volleyball Hosts AMCC Tournament This Weekend
11/03/2004

FROSTBURG, MD — The top-seeded Frostburg State women’s volleyball team hosts the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinals and championship this weekend.

Action gets under way Friday evening at 6:00 pm when FSU hosts No. 4 Pitt-Bradford. No. 2 Penn State Altoona and No. 3 Penn State Behrend square off in the other semifinal match at 8:00 pm.

Frostburg State (27-5, 9-0 AMCC) received a first-round bye after capturing its third straight AMCC regular-season title. The Bobcats are seeking their third straight tournament title and seventh crown in the leagues eight year existence. Pitt-Bradford (10-13, 6-3) used a 3-1 victory over #5 Pitt-Greensburg Tuesday evening to advance to the semifinals.

During the regular season, FSU swept UPB 3-0 on October 2 with scores of 30-25, 30-20 and 30-16. Senior Lauren Petrick (Denton, Md./North Caroline) and sophomore Kelly May (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) led the Bobcats with 11 and 10 kills, respectively.

Offensively, Frostburg State is led by a host of players. Petrick paces the team with 403 kills, averaging 3.9 kills per game, followed by senior Jodi Carpenter (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore), who has 385 kills and a team-best .405 hitting percentage. Sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) is second in the AMCC with 767 assists.

Defensively, senior co-captain Sam Seyfferth (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) leads the Bobcats with 532 digs. She ranks third in the AMCC with 4.97 digs per game. Carpenter leads the conference with 132 blocks, averaging 1.26 per game.

As a unit, the Bobcats sit atop the conference with a .272 hitting percentage. FSU’s 3.21 blocks per game also leads the league and ranks among the top five in NCAA Division III.

Pitt-Bradford is paced by Missy Wahlberg, who leads the Panthers with 268 kills and 3.53 kills per game. Bridgette Balogh ranks third in the AMCC with 7.96 assists per game.

On defense, Jennifer Krolczyk averages 1.44 blocks per game, good for first in the AMCC, while Jennifer Lewke leads the team with 335 digs.

Friday’s semifinal winners will advance to the AMCC championship match scheduled for Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 pm at Bobcat Arena.

This year’s AMCC Tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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