Blue Demons vs. Eagles, Hilltoppers and Hornets at the DePaul Invitational
CHICAGO - The DePaul volleyball team welcomes Eastern Michigan, Western Kentucky and Sacramento State for its final tournament of the regular season, hosting the DePaul Invitational at McGrath Arena on Sept. 18-19. Action begins at 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday when EMU's Eagles square of with the Hornets of Sacramento State. The Blue Demons take the floor at 7:30 p.m. to take on the Hilltoppers.
Saturday morning's session features a 10 a.m. showdown between Eastern Michigan (1-10) and Sacramento State (5-5) followed by a 12:30 p.m. match pitting Western Kentucky (7-4) against DePaul (5-5). The tournament wraps up that evening, when the Hilltoppers face the Eagles at 5 p.m. and the Blue Demons compete with the Hornets.
DePaul enters this weekend after going 2-2 at the NC State Crabtree Valley Marriott Classic in Raleigh, N.C. Freshman setter Sammy Geiger dished out 33 kills on a team-high .393 (33-9-61) attack percentage, while Sarah Cullen once again led in total kills with 49. Kate Letcher, who has been a pillar of consistency for the Blue Demons all season long, registered 44 kills and 10 blocks and was subsequently named to the all-tournament team for the third time this year.
Visit the DePaul Invitational Tournament Central for links to live stats, live video streaming via Blue Tube, and box scores. Tune in to Blue Tube as DePaul Radio calls the action live all weekend long.
DePaul vs. Eastern Michigan
DePaul vs. Western Kentucky
DePaul vs. Sacramento State
Notes: DePaul is currently 3-2 in five-game matches after going 2-6 the entire 2008 season... Sarah Cullen has registered a double-double (kills-digs) in six matches this season bringing her career total to 33... Kate Letcher has been named to every all-tournament team of the season thus far... Sammy Geiger raised her career-best kill total to 13 during the victory over NC State and finished the weekend with 33... Cullen tops the team in five categories including kills, attempts, points, digs, and service aces.