Sept. 28, 2002
HAMDEN, Conn. ? The Quinnipiac volleyball team fought back from a two games to none deficit to force a fifth game vs. Siena, but was unable to put the Saints away as the Bobcats fell, 3-2, in the final game of the 2002 Quinnipiac Classic in Hamden, Conn., Saturday afternoon. Siena took the final match by scores of 30-25, 30-25, 20-30, 23-30, 17-15.
The Saints took the first two games as the Bobcats posted 22 errors to Siena?s 11. In the third game, however, Quinnipiac turned it around, posting 13 kills and just four errors, while the Saints made 11 attack errors. The Bobcats used Siena?s 14 errors in game four to force the deciding game, but the Saints pulled out the nail-biter with a 17-15 win.
The Bobcats were led by sophomore Lindsey Rogers, who was named to the all-tournament team, as she posted 13 kills in the loss. Senior Heather Wollyung recorded 23 kills and four blocks for Quinnipiac, while Heather Grutta added 12 kills, nine digs and three service aces.
Hartford, who picked up two wins on Friday, was the tournament?s champion. The Hawks? Stephanie Volckers was named the tournament?s Most Valuable Player, while Kelly McEathron and Danielle Scoggin were also named to the all-tournament squad.
Before the game, Quinnipiac?s Wollyung was honored for her accomplishments last year, as the middle blocker was the NCAA Division I Statistical Champion for blocks. The Lake Katrine, N.Y., native posted 2.13 blocks per game last season to lead the nation, while finishing third with 5.98 kills per game.
The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. when they take on Providence.