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IPFW women's volleyball breezes past Wright State to extend winning streak

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012 12:01 am
The IPFW women's volleyball team held Wright State to less than a .050 attack percentage en route to its sixth consecutive victory.The Mastodons out-hit the Raiders .236 to .037 as they completed the non-conference sweep 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 on Tuesday at the Gates Center.

Outside attacker Emily Spencer had a team-high nine kills in the victory. Spencer was pulled at the end of the second game as IPFW coach Kelley Hartley Hutton used 13 of the 14 players on her active roster against winless Wright State (0-8).

Spencer was one of four IPFW (7-1) players with more than five kills. Middle attacker Jessie Manwaring had seven kills, while outside attackers Katie Higginbotham and Haley Emenhiser each added six kills.

Libero Tessa McGill had a match-high 19 digs — extending her streak of having at least 15 digs in every match this season. McGill against Wright State also recorded her first kill of the season.

With this victory, IPFW is on its longest non-conference winning streak since 2006.

The Mastodons will continue non-conference play this weekend as they travels to Spartan Showcase in East Lansing, Mich. IPFW will open the two-day tournament against Michigan State at 7 p.m. Friday before playing Georgia and Albany on Saturday.

Both Michigan State and Albany reached the NCAA Tournament last season. In addition, Michigan State received votes in this week's top 25 national coaches poll.


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