West Virginia Hold Off DePaul, 3-0
Sept. 26, 2010
CHICAGO- The DePaul volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (33-31, 25-21, 25-16) BIG EAST Conference match to West Virginia, Sunday at McGrath Arena. The Blue Demons fall to 1-14 and 0-2 in BIG EAST play, while the Mountaineers improve to 11-6 and 1-1 in the BIG EAST.
The score went back and forth, neither team could gain a lead of more than two in a first set that went to extra points. There were 22 ties in the set the last one coming at 31-31. Kirkpatrick led the Blue Demons with 7 kills in the set. West Virginia won the set 33-31.
In the second set, West Virginia jumped out to a 10-6 advantage. DePaul hung close and tied the set at 18 forcing the Mountaineers to call a timeout. Out of the timeout, the Mountaineers went on a 7-3 run to take a 2-0 lead going into the break.
Momentum favored West Virginia in the third set, as the Mountaineer’s used a .344 (16-5-32) attack percentage to win the third set 25-16.
The Blue Demons hit the road next weekend for a Friday evening match versus Georgetown at 6 p.m. and then play USF on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Notes: Katherine Knutson has had 10 matches with double digit digs… West Virginia leads the all time series 5-2.