DePaul Falls to UW-Milwaukee in Five
Tuesday’s match was the first time the Blue Demons took a match to five games this season. DePaul would not quit, they just kept on coming at the Panthers game after game. “I am really proud how determined the players were tonight. They won the first game, but lost the second and third. However, they never gave up, they battled till the last point in the fifth game,” Head Coach Dawn Dockstader said.
The Blue Demons came out fierce in game one, taking the game 30-19. As a team, DePaul knocked down a .486 hitting percentage and held the Panthers to a .235 hitting percentage. They commanded the game and would not let up.
Games two and three the Panthers were able to take over and come out on top with a win; UW-Milwaukee out hit the Blue Demons.237 in game three and .324 in game four.
DePaul was not ready to give up, they came out in game four and held the Panthers to a .151 hitting percentage while hitting .279 as a team. “We swung hard until the end; the players’ arms did not get tired. We were able to take game four because of our aggressive play at the net and on defense,” Dockstader said.
Game five brought excitement to the
Offensively seniors Amie West and Amy Holmes had a tremendous match. West had 44 assists, six kills and lead the team with 19 digs. Holmes tallied 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .448. Holmes was also able to successfully dig 14 balls.
“This game left a bitter taste in our mouth, which I am hoping will carry over into practice tomorrow and the Drake tournament this weekend,” Dockstader added.
The Blue Demons will be back in action this weekend at the Drake Bulldog Invitational in