Monmouth Invitational

Saint Mary's Finishes Fourth in Monmouth Invitational

MONMOUTH, IL – The Saint Mary’s volleyball team opened the 2007 season with a fourth-place finish at the Monmouth College Volleyball Invitational.

The Belles opened pool play with a 3-0 (30-25, 30-24, 30-18) victory over Robert Morris but fell to Loras in their final match of pool play 3-1 (21-30, 30-17, 30-24, 30-25).

In the consolation final the Belles once again took the opening game of the match but dropped the next three games in losing to the host Scots 3-1 (20-30, 30-27, 30-26, 30-19).

For her efforts in the three matches, sophomore Lorna Slupczynski was named to the all-tournament team.

Pool Play

Monmouth def. Hannibal-LaGrange 30-32, 30-10, 30-16, 30-15
Saint Mary’s def. Robert Morris 30-25, 30-24, 30-18
Principia def. Hannibal-LaGrange 30-26, 28-30, 30-23, 30-20
Loras def. Robert Morris 301-, 30-23, 30-16
Principia def. Monmouth 30-22, 32-30, 30-27
Loras def. Saint Mary’s 21-30, 30-17, 30-24, 30-25

5th Place

Hannibal-LaGrange def. Robert Morris 30-19, 30-28, 30-26

3rd Place

Monmouth def. Saint Mary’s 20-30, 30-27, 30-26, 30-19

Championship

Loras def. Principia 30-25, 30-24, 28-30, 26-30, 15-9

All Tournament Team

Lorna Slupczynski (Saint Mary’s)
Crysal Myers (Monmouth)
Erica King (Robert Morris)
Christina Speer (Principia)
Jenny Dziubla (Loras)
Sileiny Aruaz (Hannibal-LaGrange)