Volleyball Falls to Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois 3, DePaul 1
CHARLESTON, Ill. – The DePaul volleyball team saw its two match win streak come to a close Wednesday evening, falling to Eastern Illinois 3-1 (30-27, 28-30, 27-30, 27-30) at the Lantz Arena. The Blue Demons fall to 3-7, while Eastern improves to 4-4 on the season
The Blue Demon offense came out swinging, registering a .300 attack percentage in game one. Junior outside hitter Ellen Hayes led the offensive charge, registering a 1.000 (3-0-3) attack percentage while senior outside hitter Mandy Moorberg and freshman middle blocker Cristina Correa added 5 kills each. The lead changed hands four times in game one, but Hayes' kill allowed the Blue Demons to take a 22-21 lead and eventually win game one, 30-27.
The Panthers led by as many as seven twice in game two. But DePaul fought back and was able to tie the game at 24 and took the lead on a Correa kill. The Blue Demon offense was plagued by errors however, allowing the Panthers to squeak out game two 30-28.
The Blue Demons jumped out to an 19-13 lead in game three, but timely errors allowed the Panthers to tie the game at 20. Eastern won game three, 30-27.
DePaul was unable to get its offense going in game four, dropping the game 30-27.
Hayes led the Blue Demons, registering no errors on 12 swings for a .583 attack percentage, 17 digs and three block assists. Freshman setter Mandi Caputo dished out 50 assists while hitting .383 and recording 11 digs.
DePaul will open up BIG EAST Conference play this weekend, welcoming Seton Hall to the