Deaton Gets 400th Win as Volleyball Downs Temple, 3-1


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CINCINNATI - Xavier volleyball head coach Floyd Deaton collected his 400th career win with XU's 3-1 (25-27, 25-17, 25-20, 25-15) over Atlantic 10 foe Temple Saturday evening at Cintas Center. Two Musketeers recorded double-doubles for the match.

Junior Claire Paszkiewicz set 51 assists, got under 10 digs and served three aces in the contest for Xavier while senior Lauren Kaminsky tallied 15 kills and passed 10 digs as well for the two double-doubles. Senior Kelly Ruth recorded a team-high 18 kills and freshman Stephanie Vorherr got undet a team-high 19 digs.

Xavier (9-8, 2-1 A-10) kept the first set close as a kill from Kaminsky pulled the Musketeers to within two, 9-7. Temple used a 7-3 run to break open a six-point lead, 16-10, and the Owls held the advantage through to set point. The Musketeers then scored five straight to turn the tables and give XU set point at 25-24. The Owls answered, tallying three points in a row to take the first frame, 27-25.

Temple (6-7, 2-2 A-10) started off slow in the second set as Xavier jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back. The Owls were able to cut the lead to four, 15-11, but the Musketeers only let TU score six more points in the set. Xavier tied the match at two sets apiece with the 25-17 set-two win.

After intermission, the Musketeers again jumped out on the Owls, 5-1, before a TU rally tied the set at seven-all. There were four tied scores in the frame but Temple never led as Xavier took the third set, 25-20, capped off by a kill from Ruth.

In the fourth set, the Musketeers held a 8-2 advantage in the early going and the rest of the frame was never in question. The Owls never got closer to than within four and XU won the fourth game by 10, 25-15, and took the match, 3-1.

The Owls were led by Yun Yi Zhang who had a match-high 23 kills and Chelsea Tupuola with a match-high 24 digs.

The Musketeers return to action next Friday, Oct. 9 as they head northeast to Kingston, R.I., for a conference matchup with Rhode Island. First serve is set for 7 p.m.


Article courtesy of Xavier University

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