WMU News

Volleyball Broncos win 3-1 at Marshall

Oct. 13, 2000

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- WMU's volleyball team extended its MAC winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory at Marshall University on Friday night (Oct. 13). The Broncos improved to 11-5 for the season and 6-1 in the Mid-American Conference.

The Broncos continue their two-match road trip on Saturday when they travel to Athens, Ohio, for a key match with the Ohio University Bobcats. On Friday night, the Bobcats, 7-1 MAC, suffered their first conference loss of the season. Ball State, the lone remaining undefeated team in the MAC, downed Ohio, 3-1 (10-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-4), at Athens.

The Broncos defeated Marshall 15-4, 15-10, 7-15, 15-10, for their fifth straight MAC victory. Marshall remains winless (0-7) in conference competition.

Senior outside hitter Monyka Paul led the Broncos with 15 kills and a team-high eight digs. She also had five block assists in the win at Marshall.

Junior middle blocker Zakiya Pope had 14 kills, seven digs, and a team-leading six blocks. Senior Alberta Griffin, an outside hitter, was the only other Bronco with double-figure kills. She had 10.

Making her first collegiate start, Amanda Fry had six kills and five blocks. Both are career highs for the sophomore middle blocker from Saginaw, Mich., who had a .364 hitting percentage for the match.

Sophomore setter Ashley Ritter assisted her teammates 41 times. Ritter and classmate Cindy Kizer both added seven digs to the Bronco defensive effort.

Western Michigan returns to Kalamazoo for WMU Homecoming weekend. The Broncos host Toledo on Friday, Oct. 20, in a 7 p.m. match at University Arena. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Broncos celebrate Volleyball Alumnae Night during a 5:30 p.m. match with Akron.

For more information, visit the Broncos on the Web <www.wmubroncos.com>.

Media contact: Geoff Brown; 616 387-4138; geoffrey.brown@wmich.edu

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