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Volleyball Splits Tri-Match Against Catholic and Christopher Newport
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Frostburg State University volleyball improves to 4-2 overall with a split at Catholic University as the Bobcats dropped a tough decision in five games against Catholic, but rebounded to defeat Christopher Newport in four games Monday afternoon.

In the first match, FSU played well against Catholic dropping the first and third game, but staying strong forcing a fifth game. In the final game the Bobcats led 13-9, but faltered dropping the final six points of the match eventually losing 15-13.

Junior Lauren Petrick (North Caroline/Denton, Md.) again led the Bobcat attack with 15 kills and 21 digs. Senior Kelly Bumgarner (Calvert/Chesapeake Beach, Md.) had a season high 21 kills, one short of her career high of 22 set last season against Catholic.

Supporting the attack junior Carrie Ness (Francis Scott Key/Taneytown, Md.) recorded 48 assists and junior Sam Seyfferth (Broadneck/Annapolis, Md.) added 17 digs.

Against Christopher Newport, the Bobcats needed four-game winning the match 30-16, 28-30, 30-27 and 30-24. Petrick again led the way with 12 kills, while freshmen Lauren Weller (Gaithersburg/Gaithersburg, Md.) and Amanda Hernandez (Arundel/Crofton, Md.) played solid of the bench as Weller recorded 10 kills and 10 digs.

Hernandez added 35 assists and 11 digs as she replaced Ness after the first game in which she recorded 15 assists. However, the highlight of the match was sophomore Kim Embrey’s (Liberty/Sumerduck, Va.) four blocks upfront (three block assists and one solo block).

The Bobcats will look forward to this coming weekend when the open their home schedule with a Friday night match with Rowan University starting at 6:00 pm. Then on Saturday they will host Waynesburg at 10:00 am, followed by Carnegie Mellon at 3:00 pm.

Note: Carnegie Mellon and Waynesburg will face each other at around 12:30 pm as part of a tri-match.

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