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Volleyball Sweeps York and Elmira
10/15/2004

FROSTBURG, MD - The Frostburg State women’s volleyball team swept York and Elmira Friday to extend their winning streak to nine matches.

In its first match, Frostburg State shut out York 3-0 with scores of 30-28, 30-17 and 30-16.

The Bobcats (20-4) fell behind 14-9 in the first game before rebounding and taking a 20-19 lead. Sophomore Amanda Hernandez (Crofton, Md./Arundel) served up six straight points to lead FSU to the 30-28 win.

In game two, Frostburg State jumped out to an early 11-4 lead. York (12-13) closed the gap to 14-13 before FSU put the game away, winning 30-17.

Game three looked similar to game two as the Bobcats scored early and often to build an 11-7 lead. FSU had its largest lead at 26-13 before finsihing off the Spartans 30-16.

Senior Jodi Carpenter (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) paced the Bobcat attack with 12 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Senior Lauren Petrick (Denton, Md./North Caroline) had nine kills with junior Carly McDonald (Owings, Md./Northern) adding eight. Hernandez dished out 21 assists and had eight digs, and senior Sam Seyfferth (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) led all Bobcats with 15 digs.

In the second match, the Bobcats defeated Elmira 3-0. The game scores were 30-18, 30-18 and 30-8.

In game one, the teams battled back and forth until FSU took a 15-9 lead. The Bobcats led by as much as 11 before closing out the game..

Frostburg State came out strong in the second game and never allowed the Soaring Eagles (14-6) to gain momentum by opening up a 10-4 lead. The Bobcats took their largest lead of the game 22-12 before ending the match 30-18.

The Bobcats opened a 10-2 lead in game three on the serving of senior Carrie Ness (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key). Sophomore Kelly May (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) served up five more winner to help the Bobcats cushion thier lead to 18-4. Senior Jodi Carpenter (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) finished off the game by serving six straight points for the 30-8 blowout.

Petrick led FSU with 14 kills followed by sophomore Kelly May (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) with 11. Carpenter recorded an impressive .769 hitting percentage with 10 kills. Hernandez again led the Bobcats with 22 assists with Ness leading with nine digs.

“We played very well and answered the challenge of competing against some tough non-conference opponents after five straight games against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponents,” said Bobcat Head coach Jeff Billington. “We passed extremely well tonight and the team is really coming together as a unit.”

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow when they host Hilbert at 9 am and by Moravian at 1 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