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Huskies split openers

September 1, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

INDIANA, Pa. - The Matt Jennings volleyball era opened with a 3-1 win over Roberts Wesleyan Friday. The Huskies dropped their second match of the day to Cedarville 3-2.

"Coming out with a win was important," said Jennings, the Huskies' first-year coach. "We came out strong. We had an early lead against Roberts Wesleyan, but they battled back. I was happy with how we responded in the second set."

Tech dropped the opening set to the Redhawks in extra points 26-24 despite finishing with a .135 to .059 advantage in hitting percentage.

The Huskies reversed the score in set two for a 26-24 win thanks once again to an offensive attack that hit .226. The offense continued for Tech as they closed out the match with 25-19 and 25-17 wins.

Jordanna Kero led the Huskies with a double-double. The Hancock native tallied a match-high 13 kills and 10 digs. She also had two block assists.

Shelby Jones tallied a match-high 13 kills as well, to go along with her eight digs and two block assists.

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Madeline Haben finished with a match-high 41 assists, and Tessa Mauer chipped in a team-high four aces.

Jennings also praised the play of Kienna Sharp who finished with eight kills and hit .412.

The Huskies finished with a 50-34 advantage in kills and a 52-47 lead in digs.

Tech jumped out to a 2-0 (25-18, 25-13) lead against Cedarville before dropping the next three (25-27, 21-25, 13-15).

The Huskies finished with advantages in kills (62-50), attack percentage (.142/.103), assists (60-49) and digs (71-69).

Shelby Jones led the team with 21 kills. Jordanna Kero recorded another double-double with 19 kills and 16 digs.

Madeline Haben also tallied a double-double with 45 assists and 14 digs. Jacqueline Aird chipped in 19 digs.

The Huskies will face Indiana (Pa.) and Coker today.



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