Sept. 16, 2006
(Milwaukee) - USF volleyball hit a remarkable .500 for the match and steamrolled Stony Brook 30-17, 30-23, 30-16 in Saturday in second round action at the Marquette Challenge at the Al McGuire Center. The Dons (11-1) improved to 23-3 against East Coast teams since the start of the 2000 season at the expense of the Seawolves (5-8).
USF's offense committed just seven attack errors in the match, none in game three when the Dons set a program best for a single-game, hitting .714 with 20 kills and no errors on 28 attempts. San Francisco hit .344 in game one and .467 in game two.
Senior setter Jamie Kartchner did a strong job running the offense, dishing out 34 kills to go along with three kills and eight digs. Junior outside hitter Kristin Hasselberg led the way for the Dons with a team-high 12 kills on .500 hitting - one of six USF players to hit .500 or better. Junior middle blocker Katherine Hart enjoyed an outstanding day, hammering eight kills with no errors in 11 attempts for a .727 hitting day, while sophomore middle blocker Carly Babin hit .857 (6/0/7).
San Francisco held a 52-34 kills advantage and did a great job at the net with a 9.5-0 blocking edge, led by four (one solo) from junior opposite Linzy Kearney. USF's defense held Stony Brook to a .045 attack percentage.
Freshman Haley Carroll recorded a match-high 14 digs for the Dons.