No. 3 Emory Defeats Carleton to Capture Emory Classic Crown

9/6/2008

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ATLANTA, Ga. - The No. 3-ranked Emory volleyball team captured its own Classic championship, ending out the two-day tourney with a decisive three-game win over Carleton. The Eagles went 4-0 over the weekend, closing with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-15 triumph against the Knights of Carleton, raising their record to 7-2 on the year.

Emory hit 32.6 percent (39-10-89) for the match and was led by junior Alysse Meyer, who totaled a match-high 12 kills en route to a 57.9 hitting percentage (12-1-19). Meyer was tabbed as MVP of the Classic after coming up with 71 kills and hitting 42.2 percent (71-11-142). Freshman Natalie Schonefeld (Louisville, KY) dished out 32 assists while chipping in 10 digs.

Senior Dani Huffman (San Diego, CA) was the other Emory player to garner All-Classic honors, putting away 40 kills, registering a 43.2 hitting percentage and totaling 13 blocks.

Emory returns to action next Friday and Saturday (Sept. 12-13) when it plays at the Christopher Newport Invitational.

2008 Emory Classic All-Tournament Team
Alysse Meyer (Emory) - MVP
Dani Huffman (Emory)
Samantha Lingamfelter - Southwestern
Lauren Brown - Southwestern
Melissa Mahnke - Mount Union
Rebecca Salvo - Haverford
Annie Eckhoff -- Carleton

Article courtesy of Emory athletics.

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