September 8, 2007

CUA Records 2-2 Finish at Gettysburg

 

CUA Records 2-2 Finish at Gettysburg
Cards finish Saturday strong

9/8/2007

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Catholic University volleyball team (4-5) split over the weekend at the Gettysburg Invitational.  In pool play on Friday the Cards were a dismal 0-2 but CUA rebounded on Saturday to get two wins to improve to 4-5 on the season.

In the first game on Friday, CUA faced Johns Hopkins who handily softened the Cardinal attack. The Blue Jays  won in three games 30-21, 30-16 and 30-25.  For the match sophomore outside hitter Carey Anne Nassib (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) had seven kills while Kilah Fox (Philadelphia, Pa./Merion Mercy)  chipped in five.  Nassib also recorded a team-high 13 digs.

In the second match of the evening CUA lost a hard-fought battle to Messiah in five games.  The Cards won the second (30-26) and third (34-32) but gave up the final two 30-27 and 15-12. After a close 31-29 loss in game one, Nassib posted three kills to lead CUA to a victory.  She then took over in the third with eight as CUA forced extra points.  Unfortunately the Cardinals couldn't keep up the momentum and lost.  Nassib had 19 kills in the match and freshman Alex Min-Tun (San Jose, Calif./Notre Dame) added nine.

On Saturday the Cards came back and easily defeated two opponents.  In the first match they beat Hood College 30-17, 30-25 and 30-22.  Nassib and Min-Tun both had a team-high five kills while Cathleen Carroll (Ann Arbor, Mich./A.A. Pioneer) added 15 digs.

In the final match of the day CUA beat Lycoming 30-27, 30-11 and 30-11.  Once again Nassib led with 13 kills and Fix had eight.  Setter Emily McG;ynn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) posted 30 assists for the match which made the Cardinals 2-2 on the weekend. 

Catholic University will have a week off before hosting the Guetle Invitational next Saturday at the DuFour Center.  The annual tournament is a part of CUA's Women's Sports Week which recognizes the Cardinal female athletes.  

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