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Tech falls short at Saginaw Valley

September 17, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Michigan Tech volleyball team suffered its first conference loss of the season at Saginaw Valley State Saturday. The Cardinals defeated Tech 3-1 (25-18, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21).

"We played hard at times and got some strong play from freshman Sylvie Rokosh at the net and from freshman Jackie Aird in the back-court, but simply failed to execute consistently enough to capitalize on the opportunities the match presented," said Tech coach Matt Jennings.

The Huskies struggled on offense, hitting .053, but were able to stay in the match with strong defense. Tech finished with a 67-54 advantage in digs and posted 17 blocks (three solo, 14 assists).

Madeline Haben finished with a double-double thanks to 36 assists and 17 digs. Jacqueline Aird also finished with 17 digs.

Aubrey Havlichek recorded 10 kills and three block assists, and Shelby Jones finished with a team-high 12 kills.

"We have to remain focused on the process and have faith that our hard work will pay off as we grow as a unit," said Jennings. "That will remain our focus this week in practice."

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This item was provided by Michigan Tech's Department of Athletic Communications and Marketing.

Tech (4-6, 1-1) will continue conference play at Ashland Friday.



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