Saint Mary's Wins Thunder Invitational

Belles Win Thunder Invitational Title

ANGOLA -- The Saint Mary's volleyball squad opened the 2006 season by claiming the Thunder Invitational hosted by Tri-State.

The Belles were the only squad in the five-team tournament to post a victory in all four of their matches in taking the invitational crown.

After beating Albion and Tri-State on Friday evening, Saint Mary's knocked off Goshen on Saturday morning 3-1 (27-30, 30-12, 30-19, 30-14) before coming back in the afternoon and beating Huntington by another 3-1 count (32-30, 30-20, 17-30, 30-26).

Friday
Saint Mary's def. Albion, 3-2 (30-16, 27-30, 17-30, 30-10, 15-6)
Saint Mary's def. Tri-State, 3-1 (30-20, 31-33, 30-19, 30-28)

Saturday
Saint Mary's def. Goshen, 3-1 (27-30, 30-12, 30-19, 30-14)
Saint Mary's def. Huntington, 3-1 (32-30, 30-20, 17-30, 30-26)

All Tournament Team
-Kristen Playko (SMC)
-Stephanie Sterns (Huntington)
-Rainbow Bednarski (TSU)
-Sarah Slammer (Albion)
-Renee Bibersteine (Huntington)
-Anne Cusack (SMC)
-Melissa Blake (TSU)
-Amanda David (SMC)