No. 3 Emory Downs Claremont-Mudd Scripps at Leopard Invitational

10/10/2008

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LA VERNE, Calif. - Emory University opened the Leopard Invitational with a four-set triumph over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, topping the Athenas 25-23, 25-23, 17-25, 25-23 at Frantz Athletic Court.

In the first two sets, the two teams battled to a 23-23 deadlock with the Eagles claiming the final two points in each to grab a 2-0 sets lead.  In the second set, CMS erased a 19-16 deficit with a 7-3 run to even the set only to watch Emory reel off the next points.  The Athenas rebounded with a quick start in the third frame, seizing a 17-9 advantage on its way to a 25-17 win.

Emory regained momemtum and held leads of 17-11 and 21-15 before holding off a late Athena rally to take the match.

Alysse Meyer and Dani Huffman paced the Eagles with 14 kills each in the triumph. Emily Hudson registered a match-high 18 kills for the Athenas while Jamie Matusiak collected 12 in the defeat.

Article courtesy of La Verne athletics.

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