DePaul Challenge Brings in Clemson, Loyola-Chicago, and Western Illinois
CHICAGO - The DePaul volleyball team welcomes Clemson, Loyola-Chicago, and Western Illinois to McGrath Arena, for the DePaul Challenge beginning at 5 p.m. (CST) on Fri., Sept. 4. The Challenge marks the first of two tournaments the Blue Demons host this season.
DePaul opens the weekend on Friday against Western Illinois (1-4) at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday sees the Blue Demons square of with Loyola-Chicago (1-3) at 12:30 p.m. The DePaul Challenge concludes with a 7:30 p.m. match against Clemson (2-1).
In addition to the three Blue Demon matches, the Tigers and the Ramblers get things started on Friday at 5 p.m., while Clemson and Western Illinois open action on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The Leathernecks return to the court at 5 p.m. to face Loyola-Chicago.
The Blue Demons (2-1) enter this weekend after taking second place at the Radisson-UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla. DePaul was led by Sarah Cullen's 48 kills, and Kate Letcher's impressive .391 (37-10-69) attack percentage. Both students-athletes were named to the all-tournament team.
The Blue Demon freshman made an impressive showing as well in their first collegiate matches. Chandler Carney terminated the ball on 22 occasions, ranking third in kills on the team, in addition to her six service aces. Rachel Aumann boasted a team-best .395 (20-5-38) clip, while Chelsea Thurlby led the DePaul with 36 digs. Sammy Geiger managed the offense with 118 assists.
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DePaul vs. Western Illinois
DePaul vs. Loyola-Chicago
DePaul vs. Clemson