GCC wins one, loses two at JCU

TOURNAMENT SITE

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH, September 15, 2001--The Grove City College women's volleyball team finished 1-2 at the two-day John Carroll University/Case Western Reserve University Invitational.

The Lady Wolverines were eliminated in their first match on Saturday, falling in three games to Denison University, 30-25, 30-25, 30-24.  Seniors Sarah Gardner (Mechanicsburg, PA/Mechanicsburg) and Julie Porter (Medina, OH/Highland) recorded 11 and nine kills, respectively, to lead GCC.  Junior Cara Denniston (Grove City, PA/Grove City) posted 28 assists and Porter added a team-high 23 digs.

Grove City opened the tournament Friday with a 3-1 loss to Calvin College by scores of 30-18, 23-30, 30-21, 30-26.  Porter registered a team-best 16 kills and Gardner chipped in with 14 kills.  Denniston rung up 40 assists, while juniors Kirsten Pedersen (Santa Rosa, CA/Montgomery) and Katie Summers (Staunton, VA/Grace Christian) had 25 and 21 digs, respectively.  

The Lady Wolverines notched their lone victory over the weekend in Friday's nightcap, sweeping Hanover College, 30-28, 30-16, 30-19.  Pacing the team were Gardner with 15 kills, Denniston with 38 assists and Porter with 21 digs.

Grove City's overall record moved to 3-5.

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