Career-Highs Abound In No. 15 Volleyball's Win At Davenport
Volleyball - Thu, Oct. 1, 2015
Karli Kelly (No. 5) posted a career-high 16 kills in MU's 3-1 conference win at Davenport.
Karli Kelly (No. 5) posted a career-high 16 kills in MU's 3-1 conference win at Davenport.
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(15)Madonna
25-20,25-12,21-25,25-21
(RV)Davenport University
Final1234F
Madonna (18-3, 9-0 WHAC)252521253
Davenport (11-11, 5-4 WHAC)201225211
Grand Rapids, Mich.
MadonnaIndv. LeadersDavenport
2 Players (#8,#5) - 16Kills #6 LAMEYER, Molly - 14
#12 Amanda Hawkins - 5Blocks #7 WENDLING, Sarah - 2
#17 Breanna Geile - 32Digs #4 TORRES, Morgan - 19
4 Players - 1Aces #3 MATTHEW, Emma - 2
MadonnaTeam StatisticsDavenport
.307Hitting %: .169
6.0Blocks: 3.0
79Digs: 55
4Aces: 6

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Behind a career-high 16 kills from both Karlie Kelly and Nicole Oestrike, the No. 15-ranked Madonna University volleyball team wrapped up a four-match road swing with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 21-25, 25-21) win at Davenport on Wednesday night (Sept. 30) at the DU Student Center.

Box Score

Site: Grand Rapids, Mich. (DU Student Center)
Score: No. 15 Madonna 3, Davenport 1 (25-20, 25-12, 21-25, 25-21) 
Records: MU (18-3, 9-0 WHAC); DU (11-11, 5-4 WHAC)
Next MU event: Friday, Oct. 2 – vs. Indiana Tech (Activities Center) – 7 p.m. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Behind a career-high 16 kills from both Karlie Kelly and Nicole Oestrike, the No. 15-ranked Madonna University volleyball team wrapped up a four-match road swing with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 21-25, 25-21) win at Davenport on Wednesday night (Sept. 30) at the DU Student Center.

In addition to the career-best marks from Kelly and Oestrike, Katie Breault added 15 kills while Amanda Hawkins and Emily Johnson added nine each. Breanna Geile posted a career-best 31 digs to lead the Madonna defense while Deanna Krumholz tallied 15 digs of her own in the win. Spencer Stokes posted 55 assists on MU's 66 kills to go along with five blocks from Hawkins. Madonna hit .307 as a team in the match.

Madonna broke a 3-all tie in the opening set with an 11-4 run to double up Davenport, 14-7. DU got back within two on a trio of occasions, the final at 21-19 but two kills from Breault and one from Johnson down the stretch gave MU the 25-20 win.

Set two was all Madonna from the start as the Crusaders raced out to a 13-3 lead, hitting a match-best .467 in the set. Oestrike accounted for five kills in the early run and collected six total in the set. Kelly posted four kills in the set as MU won, 25-12, to lead 2-0.

A 10-6 Madonna lead in set three was erased as DU went on a 10-3 run to take the lead at 16-13. DU did not look back in the third, allowing MU to only get as close as three in winning 25-21.

The momentum DU built in set three carried over into set four as the two sides were tied until MU broke an 11-all tie with four straight points, starting with an Oestrike kill followed by a solo block from Hawkins and wrapping up with a kill from Kelly and a service ace from Oestrike. MU pushed its lead out to as many as six, 19-13, before holding off DU over the final points for the 25-21 win and 3-1 win in the match.

The Crusaders return home on Friday night (Oct. 2), hosting Indiana Tech in a 7 p.m. match at the Activities Center.

About Crusader Athletics: Madonna University currently sponsors the sports of baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's bowling, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, softball and volleyball. Crusader teams have been members of the WHAC since 1997 and members of the NAIA since 1987 when volleyball became the university's first varsity sport. Since joining the WHAC in 1997, Madonna University teams have won over 50 conference titles and made more 30 appearances at their respective NAIA National Championships.

About Madonna: Liberal arts education, career preparation and service-learning have been the hallmarks of Madonna University since 1937. In addition to the beautiful main campus, conveniently located at I-96 and Levan Road in Livonia, Madonna offers academic programs in Gaylord, Macomb, Southwest Detroit, and online in China, United Arab Emirates and Haiti. Michigan's most affordable, independent, Catholic, liberal arts university, Madonna offers more than 100 undergraduate and 30-plus graduate programs in the colleges of arts and humanities, science and mathematics, social sciences, education, and nursing and health, as well as the School of Business and the Graduate School.

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Record: 29-4 Home: 10-1 Away: 7-0 Neutral: 12-3 WHAC: 14-0