Saint Mary's at Millikin College Invite

Saint Mary’s Takes Two in First Day of Invitational

October 12, 2007, DECATUR, IL – During the first day of the Millikin College Invitational the Saint Mary’s College volleyball swept both their matches. In their first match, the Belles knocked off Franklin (Ind.) 3-0 (30-17, 30-22, 30-26) before beating Fontbonne (Iowa) 3-0 (30-23, 37-35, 30-24) in the nightcap.

The win raises the Belles record to 9-12 overall. On Saturday the Belles will face 19th ranked Central Iowa and Millikin in the five-team, two-day event.

In the win over Franklin, Kaela Hellmann had a team best nine kills and 13 digs while Lorna Slupczynski chipped in eight kills and seven digs.

During a tightly played contest against Fontbonne, Hellmann came up big again by producing nine kills and 16 digs. Cathy Kurczak notched 12 kills and a .444 hitting percentage in the victory. Andrea Sasgen added 15 kills and four block assists and two solo blocks.

Amanda David dished out 48 assists while digging up 11 balls in tallying her eighth double-double of the season.