September 13, 2003

Lady Wolverines close John Carroll tourney with win

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The Grove City College volleyball team closed play in the John Carroll Tournament with a 30-27, 18-30, 30-23, 30-26 victory over Notre Dame (Ohio) Saturday afternoon in pool play.

The Lady Wolverines (4-10) had dropped their first three matches over the weekend at John Carroll. Friday night, Grove City fell to Kenyon in three games, 30-28, 30-20, 30-26, before falling to host John Carroll 30-24, 30-20, 30-19. 

Saturday, Grove City opened play with a 3-2 loss to Ohio Wesleyan by scores of 30-24, 30-25, 22-30, 24-30 and 16-14. 

Against Notre Dame, freshman Kelly Tinney (Ashtabula, Ohio/Sts. John and Paul) racked up 17 kills while classmate Carlie Roberts (Union City, Pa./Union City) had 13 kills and seven blocks. Senior Lisa Bodi (Springville, N.Y./Springville-Griffith Institute) posted 12 kills and 17 digs. Senior Renee Allen (Verona, Pa./Penn Hills) also had 17 digs. 

Sophomore setter Carly Denniston (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) had 51 assists in the win.

Tinney had 19 kills against Ohio Wesleyan while Bodi posted a 13-kill, 37-dig line. Roberts had 13 kills and nine blocks while Denniston distributed 53 assists. Junior Kate DiMarco (Slate Hill, N.Y./Minisink Valley) served six aces and produced 31 digs. 

Friday night, Tinney led Grove City's effort against Kenyon with 14 kills while Bodi added 10 kills. Denniston had 34 assists while DiMarco had 18 digs. Junior Rachel Peterson (Bartlett, Tenn./Bartlett) had three blocks for Grove City.

Against John Carroll, Roberts had eight kills while Bodi notched seven kills and 15 digs. Tinney also had seven kills while Denniston was credited with 26 assists. 

Saturday's win snapped a 10-match skid for Grove City. The Lady Wolverines will host Allegheny Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

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