November 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
Livonia, Mich. – After receiving a first round bye, the 3rd-seeded Indiana Tech volleyball team opened Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament play by knocking off 6th-seeded Aquinas College in straight sets (25-13, 25-21, 25-17) on Friday night in the Madonna University Activities Center.
The Warriors advance to the WHAC Semifinals tomorrow, Nov. 10 where they will meet the No. 2 seed Davenport University at 12:30 p.m. If Tech defeats the Panthers, they will face the winner of the Madonna/Cornerstone University match for the conference championship at 6 p.m.
In the opening set, the Warriors held a slim 6-4 edge before winning nine straight points to take a commanding 15-4 lead. Sophomore Stacy Nagy (Temperance, MI/Bedford) had eight kills in the first set, including the final one to give the Warriors a 1-0 advantage.
Tech picked up right where they left in the second set, building a quick 5-0 lead. The Saints battled back though, eventually tying the score 8-8, and would keep the score close the rest of the set. But with Tech up 23-20, kills by Suzanne Taylor (Petersburg, MI/Ida) and Christine Foest (Welland, ON/Notre Dame HS) would give the Warriors a two sets to none lead.
Kelsey Cox (Flushing, MI/Grand Rapids) and Foest helped Tech make quick work of Aquinas in the third set, slamming down five kills each en route to the sweep.
Cox and Nagy paced the Warriors with 14 kills each with Cox hitting an impressive .684 for the match. Foest followed with 10 kills and junior setter Kelsey Fitzpatrick (Holland, OH/Notre Dame Academy) distributed 42 assists.
Three Tech players recorded double digit digs with senior Darcie Faylor (Ft. Wayne, IN/Kishwaukee) scooping up a match-high 15. Kayla Foreman (Decatur, IN/Adams Central) added 11 and Kelsea Nova (Toledo, OH/Bowsher) finished with 10.
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