Volleyball Stumbles in Blue Demon Invitational Finale
Valparaiso 3, DePaul 1
CHICAGO- Despite junior outside hitter Ellen Hayes' 16 kills, the DePaul volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (30-24, 28-30, 30-26, 30-18) match to
DePaul used smart offense and capitalized on 15 Crusader errors to shut down
The Blue Demons out hit
The Crusader's Amy Palash lead all players with 17 kills and a .375 attack percentage, while setter Katie Bova and Blue Demons Invitational MVP, registered 47 assists, seven kills and 14 digs.
Defensively, Hayes led the Blue Demons with 13 digs, while freshman Mandi Caputo served up 42 assists, four kills and nine digs.
"I was really impressed with our freshman this weekend, they showed no fear and really contributed both offensively and defensively," head coach Dawn Dockstader said. "With every match they are getting better and I am excited to see them develop into great players."
Caputo finished the weekend with 195 assists, while middle blocker Jordan Ball led the Blue Demons with a .294 (24-9-51) attack percentage. Both also recorded seven total blocks.
The Blue Demons will host the Chicagoland Classic next weekend, welcoming Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Northwestern to the
Blue Demon Invitational All-Tournament Team
Most Valuable Player
Most Valuable Libero
All Tournament Team
Jaye Schuler, Belmont
Ellen Hayes, DePaul
Final Tournament Standings