Sept. 22, 2007
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina volleyball (5-9, 2-2 SoCon) posted a season-high 18 total blocks to help the Catamounts capture a 3-0 (30-16, 30-18, 30-24) victory over Southern Conference foe Davidson (5-9, 0-1 SoCon) Saturday in the Ramsey Center.
The victory halted a two-match losing streak for Western Carolina and is the second victory at home over a Southern Conference team. The club is now 2-0 at home against conference opponents.
"We really needed this win," said Head Coach Stephanie Dragan. "Mentally we were really beat up and I really believe the win will boost our confidence. Not to mention it evens our record in conference play."
Western Carolina had 35 kills in the match and committed just 18 errors for a .153 attack percentage. The club had seven block solos and 22 block assists for a total of 18 blocks. Freshman LaTonia Cunningham had nine block assists in the match, just one shy of tying the school record. Cunningham also has three solo blocks.
"We had a bigger blocking presence today," Dragan said. "We came out here today with the will to win and have fun."
Freshman Ali Rook led both teams with 12 kills and she also had seven digs and one service ace. Senior Meredith Harmon followed up with 10 kills, four digs, one solo block and two block assists.
Sophomore Katie Hennessey leant a hand with 32 assists and libero Liz Rondone dug out 20 digs.
Western Carolina's eight match home stand ends on Wednesday when the Catamounts host East Tennessee at 7 p.m. in the Ramsey Center.