GCC women's volleyball team falls in ECAC semis

PITTSBURGH, PA, November 11, 2000--The Grove City College women's volleyball team had its season end in the semi-final round of the ECAC Southern Championship Tournament on Saturday as host and top-seeded Carnegie Mellon prevailed in three games, 15-3, 15-8, 15-3.

Sophomore Katie Summers (Staunton, VA/Grace Christian) posted a team-high six kills for the Lady Wolverines, who advanced to the semis with a 3-2 win over Western Maryland on Friday.  Sophomore Cara Denniston (Grove City, PA/Grove City) had 14 assists, while sophomore Heather Hayden (Meadville, PA/Meadville) contributed nine digs.

The 2000 Presidents' Athletic Conference champions, who return all six starters next year, finished the season with an overall record of 20-13 -- their first 20-win campaign since going 22-10 in 1996. 

Grove City had appeared in the ECAC playoffs three times previously, winning titles in 1994 and 1995 and losing in the semifinals in '96.

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