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VOLLEYBALL DROPS 3-1 DECISION AT JAMES MADISON
HARRISONBURG, Va. (11/13/02) - James Madison closed out its regular season
in women's volleyball with a 30-19, 30-22, 22-30, 30-13 non-conference
victory against Maryland-Baltimore County Wednesday night in Sinclair Gym
of Godwin Hall.
The Dukes, who won 13 of their last 15 matches, will head into Colonial
Athletic Association Tournament play, Nov. 22-24 at JMU, with a 19-9
overall ledger. The Retrievers, members of the Northeast Conference, fell
to 15-11 and have two regular-season matches remaining.
JMU senior outside hitter Jessica Evers (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle)
hit .500 en route to posting her second consecutive 20-kill performance and
tied her season high. Evers, whose career high is 23, also contributed two
of the Dukes' seven aces and registered 11 digs.
Junior Dana Jones (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) tallied 16 kills while
hitting .394 and was second among the Dukes with 15 digs. Senior Larissa
Winkler (Darlington, Pa./Blackhawk) led all players with 16 digs and she
had 12 kills on .400 accuracy. Sophomore middle blocker Kate Fuchs
(Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa), who ranks 20th in the NCAA with 1.45 blocks
per game, was in on only three blocks, but established a JMU Division I
record in the match. Her first block assist of the night was her 124th of
the season, breaking the record she shared with Susan Martin '96. Fuchs
has 148 total blocks this season and is within reach of surpassing
Elizabeth Dean's 1991 JMU record of 151.
Freshman setter Krysta Cannon (Cedar Park, Texas/Westwood) had 34 assists
in two-plus games. She shared duties with freshman Nora Quish (Winnetka,
Ill./New Trier) who entered early in the third game and finished with 19
assists and six digs.
UMBC freshman outside hitter Kristi Nall (Indianapolis, Ind./Laurence
North) was the only Retriever in double-figure kills with 13. Nall and
freshman outside hitter Christine Skala (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale South) had
five kills apiece in the third game. Sophomore libero Jackie Carbo (Drexel
Hill, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) had a team-high 12 digs. Senior Heather
Hollidge (Lanham, Md./Elizabeth Seton) and freshman Megan Gross (Montclair,
Va./Forest Park) split setter duties and each finished with 19 assists.