Hoosiers Host a Block Party in Hot-lanta
Aug. 28, 2010
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Indiana University volleyball team improved to 2-0 with a record-breaking performance Saturday morning against UAB down in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia Tech Marriott Classic. Indiana swatted 15.5 team blocks, setting a new mark for the most rejections in a three-set match. The Hoosiers swept UAB, 25-19, 25-13, 25-22.
Senior Taylor Wittmer paced the Hoosiers in the defensive frontcourt with her nine blocks (two solo, seven assist), good for the second-most individual blocks in a three-setter in school history. Kelci Marschall wasn't far behind, sending back seven Blazer attack attempts on the night. Meanwhile, Caitlin Cox roamed the backcourt, digging up 15 balls to lead the match in that statistical category.
Ashley Benson continued her strong start to the season, putting away 10 of 15 errorless swings for a .667 hitting efficiency.
The second set was especially impressive for the Cream and Crimson, firing on all cylinders on both sides of the net. Indiana connected for 14 kills, out-dug the Blazers by four and recorded four blocks. The Hoosiers posted a hitting percentage advantage of .379 to minus-.034 in the second stanza.
All 11 healthy Hoosiers saw action, including Ivie Obeime who earned her first career start after a solid performance Friday vs. Georgia Tech. Freshman Melanie Hicks made her Hoosier debut, while Lindsay Enterline took the floor in an IU Volleyball uniform for the first time, bouncing her first career attack attempt off the hardwood for a kill.
Indiana's work is not done, however, with one more match to be played in the Peach State. Next up for IU is a 4:30 p.m. contest against Alabama A&M. Tune into IUHoosiers.com at approximately 4:15 as Dave Leno calls the action, starting with a brief pre-game show.
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