Seniors Lead Blue Demons Past Chicago State
DePaul 3, Chicago State 0
Season and career records fell in the Blue Demons (5-16) win. The team set a season-record with 11 service aces, with junior Stacy Pando and Gibson each registering four aces. Freshman setter Sarah Cullen dished out a career-high 39 assists while junior Aly Zavitz notched a season-high .312 (7-2-16) attack percentage.
The Blue Demons and Cougars traded points in the early portion of game one. DePaul raced out to a 13-10 advantage but CSU strung together four points and took a 14-13 lead to force a Blue Demon timeout. Following the timeout, the teams continued to trade sideouts before the Blue Demons took 26-24 lead on back-to-back kills from Hayes.
DePaul served its way to victory in the second set, registering six aces on its way to 30-24 win. Pando and Gibson each served up a pair of aces with Maureen Zigulich and Cullen each adding one. The Blue Demons hitting cooled off in the second set as they hit .114 as a team. Ingersoll led DePaul with six kills while the defense was paced by Zigulich who netted seven digs.
Following the break, CSU (0-21) jumped out to a 10-7 lead before the Blue Demons went on 6-3 run and tied the third game at 13. DePaul continued to build its lead and led by as many as eight points on the way to a 30-24 victory. Ingersoll and Zavitz combined for eight of the teams 14 kills in the final frame
Jennifer Hoffman and Shamara Clark led
Ingersoll paced DePaul with 15 kills while Zigulich led the defense with 19 digs.
The Blue Demons return to BIG EAST action on Friday at Notre Dame. The first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CST) and will be televised on Comcast Local in the