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Rutgers Edges West Virginia in BIG EAST Opener
  • Posted on September 23, 2005 12:00:00 AM
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  • MORGANTOWN, WV – The Rutgers University volleyball team (6-8, 1-0 BIG EAST) earned its first BIG EAST victory of the season with a 3-2 (30-24, 30-27, 24-30, 21-30, 15-12) decision against West Virginia University (10-4, 0-1 BIG EAST) on Friday, Sept. 23, at WVU Coliseum.

    Leading the Scarlet Knight’s scoring attack was junior Lora Yankauskas (Paramus, NJ) with 19 kills, followed by senior Courtney Stout (San Marcos, CA) and sophomore Amanda Meyer (Naperville, IL) with 12 apiece, while senior Ashleigh Young (Albany, OR) and freshman Kyra Thompson (Tucson, AZ) each added nine kills. Freshman Roxy Calder (Oceanside, CA) posted a team-high 49 assists to round out RU’s offensive effort.

    Defensively, junior Jocelyn Greenwald (Old Tappan, NJ) recorded a team-leading 20 digs, followed by Yankauskas with and Stout with 17. Calder chipped in a season-high 16 digs and Thompson had 12. Meyer and Stout helped strengthen the Scarlet Knight’s defensive effort with a team-high four block assists, while Yankauskas and Young each had three.

    Rutgers will return to action on Sunday, Sept. 25, when they travel to Pittsburgh, PA, to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at 2:00 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Field House.

                                  Volleyball Box Score
                                2005 Rutgers Volleyball
              Rutgers vs West Virginia U (Sep 23, 2005 at Morgantown, Wv)
    
    
    
       Rutgers                |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
    ## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    5  MEYER, Amanda.......  5| 12   5  31  .226|  0|  0   0|  0|  4| 1  4  0|  0|  15.0
    8  STOUT, Courtney.....  5| 12   6  45  .133|  2|  2   2|  2| 17| 0  4  0|  2|  16.0
    9  YOUNG, Ashleigh.....  5|  9   4  19  .263|  0|  0   1|  0|  1| 2  3  0|  0|  12.5
    10 CALDER, Roxy........  5|  4   1  10  .300| 49|  1   0|  1| 16| 0  0  0|  3|   5.0
    13 YANKAUSKAS, Lora....  5| 19  11  61  .131|  5|  1   3|  2| 19| 1  3  0|  1|  22.5
    15 THOMPSON, Kyra......  5|  9   4  37  .135|  1|  1   3|  0| 12| 0  1  0|  0|  10.5
    1  GREENWALD, Jocelyn..  5|  0   0   1  .000|  1|  0   0|  0| 20| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
    3  MACON, Tamarie......  1|  0   0   1  .000|  2|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
    6  PARK, Justine.......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  1   2|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   1.0
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Totals..............  5| 65  31 205  .166| 60|  6  11|  5| 89| 4 15  0|  6|  82.5
    
     TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.5
     Game  K  E  TA   Pct
       1  14  6  44  .182   GAME SCORES               1  2  3  4  5  TEAM RECORDS
       2  17 12  51  .098   Rutgers............. (3) 30 30 24 21 15  ?
       3  13  5  41  .195   West Virginia U..... (2) 24 27 30 30 12  10-4
       4  12  7  40  .125
       5   9  1  29  .276
    
       West Virginia U        |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
    ## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    8  GOOLD, Kailee.......  5|  2   2  12  .000| 53|  1   3|  0| 23| 0  3  0|  2|   4.5
    9  ZOLNA, Stephanie....  5| 26  14  76  .158|  0|  2   1|  0| 12| 0  1  0|  0|  28.5
    12 MULLINS, Kelly......  5| 17   5  50  .240|  0|  1   0|  1| 12| 0  1  0|  0|  18.5
    15 HOUGH, Lisa.........  5|  0   5   7 -.714|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  3  0|  0|   1.5
    20 CUSANELLI, Gina.....  5|  4   4  17  .000|  7|  0   4|  0| 10| 0  1  0|  0|   4.5
    22 HOCKENSON, Julie....  5| 15   4  24  .458|  0|  1   2|  0|  2| 1  4  0|  0|  19.0
    4  PAPPAS, Ashley......  3|  4   1   9  .333|  3|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  1  0|  0|   4.5
    10 EBERT-SANTOS, Aurora  5|  2   0   5  .400|  2|  0   2|  5| 38| 0  0  0|  0|   2.0
    13 WOLF, Tammy.........  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0|   0.0
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Totals..............  5| 70  35 200  .175| 65|  5  12|  6| 98| 1 14  0|  2|  83.0
    
     TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0
     Game  K  E  TA   Pct
       1  14 10  43  .093   Site: Morgantown, Wv (WVU Coliseum)
       2  11 10  41  .024   Date: Sep 23, 2005   Attend: 169   Time: 2:10
       3  18  8  48  .208   Referees: Lori Stahara, Bill Christy
       4  18  1  39  .436
       5   9  6  29  .103
    
    
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