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Volleyball Sweeps Quad-Match

FROSTBURG, MD - Frostburg State University volleyball defeated Waynesburg College 3-0, and Carnegie Mellon Univeristy 3-1 on Saturday as part of the FSU Quad-Match held at Bobcat Arena. Also participating in the quad-match was Rowan University who FSU defeated on Friday evening 3-0.

The Bobcats, who lost to both Waynesburg 0-3 and Rowan 0-3 last season, came in needing a strong performance this weekend to make an impression on the region. Now at 7-2 the Bobcats will play their next six contest on the road including the Maryland Division III State Tournament.

In the first match Frostburg State was able to sweep through Waynesburg as they had done against Rowan a night previous, 3-0. FSU began the first game a little sluggish as the Yellow Jackets were coming off a victory early in the day against Rowan. The two teams traded serves as the score remained tied 12-12.

However, sophomore Carly McDonald (Northern/Owings, Md.) earned the Bobcats four points including an ace to take a 16-12 lead which the Bobcats would not surrender winning the first game 30-21.

The second game was a bit of the same as the Bobcats held a slim 16-12 lead as they handed the ball to McDonald once again and she delivered as she was able to run off seven straight points for a 23-12 lead. The Bobcats traded serves as they held their advanatage winning the second game 30-23.

The third game, which has caused the Bobcats some trouble this season being up two games to none, was once again a struggle as the Yellow Jackets came out strong earning a 7-3 lead early and continued to lead 15-10 mid-way through the match before the Bobcats mounted a dynamic run of 15-3, to take a 25-18 lead which they held on to finish off Waynesburg 30-24.

In the second game, Carnegie Mellon came in winning its first two matches of the quad-match as did the Bobcats and CMU seemed to think that they could run the table as they won the first game 30-26. FSU bounced back in the second game late as they trailed 24-28, but were able to mount a comeback behind serving from both freshman Lauren Weller (Gaithersburg/Gaithersburg, Md.) and senior Kelli Bumgarner (Calvert/Chesapeake Beach, Md.) as she led the Bobcats to a 31-29 victory.

Frostburg State used that momentum to begin the third game as they went up quickly 8-4. The Tartans battled back and again late the Bobcats found themselves tied at 24 when they took over late eventually winning the game 30-25.

In the final game, both teams made major runs throughout the match as the Bobcats led early 10-3, but were only up 14-12 midway. They then made a run that put them up 19-12, but again found themselves back sqaured at 20-20. However, like the two previous games the Bobcats saved their best for last as they made a 10-2 run to win the game 30-22.

The Bobcats were led on the day by Bumgarner and junior Lauren Petrick (North Caroline/Denton, Md.) who each had 28 kills. Junior Carrie Ness (Francis Scott Key/Taneytown, Md.) added 101 assists and recorded 28 digs, while junior Jodie Carpenter (Linganore/Mt. Airy, Md.) blasted 23 kills and recorded 10 blocks on the day.

Friday night
6:30 pm
Frostburg State 3, Rowan 0 (30-23, 30-26, 30-26)

9:00 am
Waynesburg 3, Rowan 1 (30-32, 30-21, 34-32, 30-13)
11:00 am (Court One)
Frostburg State 3, Waynesburg 0 (30-21, 30-23, 30-24)
11:00 am (Court Two)
Carnegie Mellon 3, Rowan 0 (31-29, 30-18, 30-20)
1:30 pm
Carnegie Mellon 3, Waynesburg 1 (30-22, 30-27, 30-32, 32-30)
4:00 pm
Frostburg State 3, Carnegie Mellon 1 (26-30, 31-29,30-25, 30-22)

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