No. 18 Hillsdale Eases Past Davenport in 3-0


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9/9/2008 -Hillsdale, MI - In its final tune-up for the start of GLIAC play, the Hillsdale College volleyball team needed just 63 minutes to defeat Davenport University, 3-0 Tuesday evening at Jesse Philips Arena. Hillsdale, ranked 18th in the latest national poll, is now 8-2 on the season and will host Ashland University at 7 p.m. Friday in the first GLIAC match of the new season.

Ten different Chargers recorded kills in the match, as the team used consistent offensive play along with terrific serving to keep a big lead throughout each set of the match. Hillsdale outblocked the Panthers 10-2 in the match, and held its opponent to a negative attack percentage in all three sets.

Sophomore Amanda Bigney had all five of her kills in the first set for Hillsdale. Freshman Clara Leutheuser also had with five kills, and had one solo block and six block assists. Leutheuser continues to be the team's top blocker through the first two weeks of her collegiate career.

Freshman Ashlee Crowder led the team with six kills, and had two block assists. Freshman Apryl Schmucker played in only the third set, but was extremely productive, picking up nine assists, two kills and a block assist. Freshman Morgan Podkul had three of Hillsdale's eight service aces in the match.

Junior Kittrick Smith tacked on four kills, two service aces and two digs. Sophomore Sydney Dow had a team-high eight digs for the Chargers. Senior Stephanie Booms had a team-best 13 assists, along with two block assists and a service ace.

Article courtesy of Hillsdale athletics.

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