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VU Trailblazer Volleyball tops Owens in Showdown At The Wabash event
 October 6, 2013

Trailblazers endure 5-set marathon for 3-2 victory

The Vincennes University Volleyball Team bounced back from a loss earlier in the day and topped Owens Friday night in a five-set thriller that wrapped up the first day of the Trailblazers’ Showdown At The Wabash at the VU P.E. Complex.

The Trailblazers (17-11) turned away The Express 25-21, 16-25, 26-28, 25-22, 15-13.

VU was led by double-doubles from sophomores Kristen Murphy (18 kills, 10 digs) and Kiara Cruz (15 kills, 11 digs). Also, freshman Emily Murphy registered 13 kills. In addition, freshmen Megan Kelsay and Becca Garrison recorded season highs. Kelsay had 55 assists and Garrison finished with 44 digs.

Other statistical highlights vs. Owens included freshman Lindsay Laporga’s 16 digs, freshman Casie Divine’s 15 digs and sophomore Kinzi Kiefer’s 11 digs.

Earlier in the day on Friday, VU lost to Parkland 15-25, 17-25, 20-25.

When the Showdown At The Wabash continues Saturday, action begins at 8 a.m. The Trailblazers will go up against Illinois Central at 3 p.m. and then play Kaskaskia in the last match of the day at 4:45 p.m.

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