Volleyball Heads South
CHICAGO - As the temperature drops in Chicago, the DePaul women’s volleyball team heads south for the weekend to face off against C-USA opponents. The Blue Demons will head first to Southern Mississippi on Friday and then Tulane for a Saturday.
This is not a pleasure trip for the Blue Demons; their mission is to keep their winning streak alive. DePaul will face off against two of the toughest teams in C-USA. Both Southern Miss and Tulane are having their best starts in school history going 4-0 in conference.
The Blue Demons are up to the challenge coming off a 3-0 week and moving their record to 2-2 in conference play. On Tuesday October 14th the Blue Demons defeated cross-town rival Loyola in an exciting five-game match. DePaul blew past the Ramblers for the first time 13 years.
The Blue Demons saw outstanding performances from outsides Janet Cotter and Mandy Moorberg. The tandem combined for 38 of the teams 60 kills and both hit over .200. Defensively the Blue Demons saw four players reach the double digs totals.
DePaul will face off against Southern Miss on Friday evening in Hattiesburg Mississippi. The Golden Eagles are led by senior Bridget Files and junior Amy Truong. Files ranks third in C-USA behind DePaul’s Lara Marks in blocks per game, while Truong was named as the co-player of the week in C-USA last week. Truong tallied six service aces and 21 digs last week while averaging 13.12 assists per game.
The Blue Demons will then drive on Saturday to New Orleans to battle the Green Waves of Tulane. Tulane is off to an 18-2 start and are 4-0 in Conference USA. The Green Waves rank first in the conference in blocks and digs per game. They are led by junior Deva Fowler and senior libero, Karlyn Daly. Fowler is ranked number one in front of DePaul Lara Marks in blocks per game averaging 1.42 balls. Daly averages 4.39 digs per game.
The Blue Demons plan to stay hot in the south and keep their winning streak alive. DePaul will play Southern Miss on Friday and Tulane on Saturday both matches will begin at 7:00pm.