Blue Demons Participate at the Pizza Hut Invitational
The Blue Demon’s defense has kept them in each match this season, averaging a BIG EAST best 20.80 digs per game. Senior Ellen Hayes leads DePaul and is ranked seventh in the conference registering 4.20 digs per game. Sophomore Maureen Zigulich and freshman Sarah Cullen are also averaging four or more digs per game. Defensively at the net juniors Stacy Pando and Aly Zavitz have become walls, tallying 33 of DePaul’s 57 total blocks.
Scouting the Blue Demons
Record: 1-5, 0-0 BIG EAST
Head Coach: Amy Kleyweg (1st Season)
The Blue Demons (1-5) notched their first win of the season, defeating Texas San-Antonio 3-1 last weekend at the Holiday Inn Select Rice Invitational. Senior Morgan Ingersoll was named to All-Tournament team after finishing the tournament with a team-high 52 kills. In DePaul’s win over the Roadrunner ‘s Ingersoll’s led the offense with 21 kills while junior Stacy Pando and freshman Emily McGinnis registered career-highs. Pando finished with 17 kills and 21.0 points and McGinnis notched a 58 assists.
Facts on File
Record: 0-6, 0-0 Mid Continent
Head Coach: Kym McKay (5th Season)
Series: Tied 7-7
Last Meeting: 9/13/05: DePaul W, 3-2
The Westerwinds (0-6) are led by Ashley Bakker, who is averaging 2.71 kills per game and a .372 attack percentage. In the Blue Demons 3-2 win in
Record: 3-1, 0-0
Head Coach: Lori Bennett (1st Season)
Series: EIU leads 17-5
Last Meeting: 9/21/05: Eastern won 3-1
Record: 5-1, 0-0 Horizon League
Head Coach: Sharon Clark (7th season)
Last Meeting: 9/2/00: DePaul won 3-2
The Bulldogs head into this weekend with the most wins of the tournament field and sit at the top of the Horizon League standings.
BIG EAST Preseason Poll
Notre Dame was selected by the league’s head coaches to win the 2006 BIG EAST Conference volleyball regular season crown. The Irish return three starters from last year’s BIG EAST Championship squad that posted a record of 30-4 and enter the preseason ranked 21 in the College Sports Television/American Volleyball Coaches Association (CSTV/AVCA) preseason poll.
BIG EAST Championship