2004 HAWK INVITATIONAL-DAY ONE RESULTS
Sept. 17, 2004
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) opened the start of the 2004 Lady Hawk Invitational with a 3-0 loss to Youngstown State University on Friday morning. The Hawks rebounded later in the afternoon to win in straight games over Sacred Heart finishing the first day 1-1.
In the first match, the Hawks took an early 1-0 lead in the first game and didn't hold another lead in the match until the middle of game three as they fell 24-30, 25-30, and 27-30.
The Hawks (4-6) were led by seniors Jana Milin (Paul, Croatia/Univ. of Economy) as she recorded 10 kills and 9 digs, and Mamie Lewis (Tallahassee, FL/Indian River CC) who had a match-high 15 kills.
The Penguins (5-4) received a tremendous effort from Melanie Pounders as she recorded 12 kills. Angie Pasquinelle chipped in with 31 assists and Janelle McDonald let the team with six digs.
The key to the Youngstown State victory was the service game of sophomore Cari Leslie as she served the Penguins to early leads in each of the three games recording three aces in the match.
The Hawks did find opportunities to take control of all three games, but could not convert on many of its service chances, as well as their total attack's as they recorded a hitting percentage of .079.
In the Hawks second match, they seemed to cruise by Sacred Heart in the first two games 30-16 and 30-26, and with a 28-22 lead in the third game it seemed all but finished. However, the Pioneers (1-9) rallied to take a 29-28 lead behind the serving of Stacey Geyer. However, UMES tallied a sideout and then received back-to-back aces by junior Eriel Jeffery (Highland, CA/Redlands East Valley) to finish off the match.
Milin recorded 10 kills, freshman Kate Smith (Carpentersville, IL/Dundee Crown) had 30 assists and junior Mandie Dever (Port Richey, FL/Pasco Hernando CC) racked up 10 digs, all were match-high's.
In the second match of the day, Sacred Heart faced off against Wofford University (2-6). In the first game, Wofford jumped out to a huge advantage and rolled winning 30-12. In the game three Terriors recorded four kills each matching Sacred Heart's total kills as a team.
However, in the second game Sacred Heart responded pulling the match even at one game each, winning 30-28. In the third game, both teams battled as Sacred Heart gained a late 29-26 advantage, but Wofford was able to rally and win the game 31-29 to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
The Terriors never looked back winning the fourth game and the match 30-21. Leading the way for the Terriors was Adrea Duke who recorded 20 kills and 14 digs to go along with four service aces. For the Pioneers, Heather Brooks led the team with 14 kills and Jillian Frey recorded a match-high 18 digs.
In the third match Youngstown State (6-4) again dominated winning in three games, 30-22, 30-25, and 30-21 over Columbia College (0-5). Leading the way for the Penguins was Jessica Fraley, who had 18 kills and ten digs, along with Cari Leslie and Angie Pasquinelli who led the team with 13 digs each, while Pasquinelli added 44 assists.
Columbia received solid efforts from both Cassie Ligh and Natalie Gerling who had 14 and 11 kills respectively in the loss. Ligh had a match-high 18 digs and Shannon Hunzicker recorded 32 assists.
In the fifth and final match of Day One, Wofford was able to hold onto a slim victory in all three games as they swept the match 32-30, 30-22, and 30-26 over Columbia.
Andrea Duke led the Terriors with 12 kills and tied with Shana Glenn for a team-high 11 digs. Leading the Lions in kills was Kelli Hogan with 12, while Natalie Gerling provided 15 digs and Shannon Hunzicker added 23 assists.
All five teams will return to action for two more games each beginning with Sacred Heart and Columbia starting at 10:00 a.m.