Lady Wolverines advance to ECAC semis

PITTSBURGH, PA, November 10, 2000--The fourth-seeded Lady Wolverine volleyball team took its first step toward a third ECAC women's volleyball title on Friday, defeating fifth-seeded Western Maryland, 3-2, at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.

Grove City (20-12) advances to Saturday's semifinals to face top-seeded and host Carnegie Mellon at 10:00 a.m.  The championship match will be played Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

The Lady Wolverines, who defeated Western Maryland in five earlier this season, claimed the first two games of the playoff, 15-12, 16-14, dropped the next two 11-15, 6-15, then cruised 15-6 in the decisive game.

Katie Summers (Staunton, VA/Grace Christian) and Sarah Gardner (Mechanicsburg, PA/Mechanicsburg) led the way with 17 and 16 kills, respectively.  Summers added five blocks and Cara Denniston (Grove City, PA/Grove City) recorded 55 assists.

The Presidents' Athletic Conference champion Lady Wolverines won ECAC titles in 1994 and 1995.

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