Volleyball Cruises Through C-USA Tournament Opener
Charlotte, N.C. (November 16) - "We needed to beat someone badly and we did," said head coach Dawn Dockstader about her team's first round Conference USA tournament victory over UAB.
The Blue Demons (21-11) topped the Blazers (6-24) three games to none (15-1, 15-11, 15-3). DePaul ran through the match in just over and hour and will face Houston in the quarterfinals, Friday at 3 p.m.
Christa Dirr led the team with a match high 12 kills and had six total blocks. Stephanie Bishop, Katie Engel and Melissa Nordine each had nine kills with Nordine tallying a .563 hitting percentage. Bishop and Nordine added a match high 10 digs a piece as well.
In her first match since being named C-USA Setter of the Year, Kara Jakusz passed out 37 assists while the team hit .294 for the match. "Kara drove home the point that she deserved setter of the year; she had a great match today," said Dockstader.
"I think overall we gained confidence heading into the Houston match. We needed to build a little momentum and we did that," said Dockstader.