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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Friday, August 29, 2008
RESULTS VS. TUSCULUM @ CATAWBA (2008-08-29 00:00:00)

Salisbury, NC – On Friday night, Pfeiffer women’s volleyball showed everyone that they are ready to play this season. Head Coach Ben Guiliano said, “Tonight we had two huge, huge wins for us.” He wasn’t embellishing. The Lady Falcons opened their season at the Catawba Tournament and took home wins in their first two matches.
In their first match, Pfeiffer whittled away at Catawba College over five games. Senior Petra Ljubicic (Asheboro, NC) led her team in kills with 14 en route to a 20-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21, 17-15 non-conference victory. Junior Brittany Dickens (Wake Forest, NC) followed with 12 kills, 7 blocks, and 3 service aces. Senior Lauren Spiotta’s (Batavia, NY) presence was felt on the court as she led her team with a .318 hitting percentage.
Guiliano raved about his team, “I believe this is the first time we beat Catawba in probably over a decade. They were picked to come in second in the South Atlantic Conference. We played a pretty solid game against them. It’s a big win for our program and we’re looking to build on that momentum.”
Building on that momentum is exactly what the Pfeiffer women did as they moved into their second match against Tusculum College. After winning the first two games, Tusculum fell three in a row (22-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-22, 18-16). Pfeiffer struggled in their fourth game, but rallied from a 15-5 deficit and brought out a win to force the match to five. Assistant Coach Amanda Huffaker said, “We are very proud of the girls. This is the first step in closing in on our season goals.”
Beating Tusculum in five games was especially impressive as the Lady Falcons played without two starters. Freshman Courtney Lee (Morrisville, NC) stepped up to the task tallying 4 blocks, a tie for the team lead. Tusculum saw 20 serves and only one service error out of freshman Colleen Wands (Apex, NC). Also new to the Pfeiffer team, Kaci Markham (Asheboro, NC) had 15 digs and Lauren Dickens (Wake Forest, NC) had 11 kills. Petra Ljubicic led her team again in kills, but also racked up 4 aces and 12 digs against Tusculum. Volleyball Box Score Pfeiffer vs Tusculum (08-29-08 at Catawba) Pfeiffer ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN ## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE 1 Dickens, Lauren 5 11 7 32 .125 0 0 3 0 8 1 0 1 0 2 Ljubicic, Petra 5 17 4 38 .342 2 4 2 2 12 1 2 0 0 6 Lee, Courtney 5 4 2 9 .222 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 Wands, Colleen 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 8 Markham, Kaci 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 3 15 0 0 0 0 9 Dickens, Brittany 5 10 3 30 .233 0 2 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 12 Parrish, Victoria 5 13 5 33 .242 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 23 Liebert, Morgan 5 7 6 21 .048 62 1 0 0 5 0 2 2 1 Totals 5 62 27 163 .215 64 7 8 12 48 5 8 3 1 TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 TEAM ATTACK BY SET Set K E TA Pct 1 9 5 29 .138 2 12 6 41 .146 3 13 7 39 .154 4 18 6 37 .324 5 10 4 25 .240 SET SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS Pfeiffer (3) 22 24 25 25 18 2-0-0 Tusculum (2) 25 26 20 22 16 Tusculum ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN ## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Totals 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 0.0 TEAM ATTACK BY SET Set K E TA Pct 1 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 .000 5 0 0 0 .000 Site: Catawba Date: 08-29-08 Attend: 50 Time: Referees: Volleyball Detailed Stats Volleyball Detailed Stats Pfeiffer vs Tusculum (08-29-08 at Catawba) Pfeiffer ATTACK ASSIST SERVE BLOCKING RECEPT ## Player SP K E TA PCT A E TA Pct SA SE TA Pct Dig BHE BS BA BE 0 RE Pct 1 Dickens, Lauren 5 11 7 32 .125 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0 .000 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 2 Ljubicic, Petra 5 17 4 38 .342 2 0 0 .000 4 2 0 .000 12 0 1 2 0 0 2 .000 6 Lee, Courtney 5 4 2 9 .222 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 7 Wands, Colleen 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 8 Markham, Kaci 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 15 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 9 Dickens, Brittany 5 10 3 30 .233 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 .000 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 12 Parrish, Victoria 5 13 5 33 .242 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 .000 23 Liebert, Morgan 5 7 6 21 .048 62 0 1 62.000 1 0 0 .000 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 .000 Totals......... 5 62 27 163 .215 64 0 1 64.000 7 8 0 .000 48 1 5 8 3 0 12 .000 TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 TEAM ATTACK BY SET Set K E TA Pct 1 9 5 29 .138 2 12 6 41 .146 3 13 7 39 .154 4 18 6 37 .324 5 10 4 25 .240 SET SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS Pfeiffer (3) 22 24 25 25 18 2-0-0 Tusculum (2) 25 26 20 22 16 Tusculum ATTACK ASSIST SERVE BLOCKING RECEPT ## Player SP K E TA PCT A E TA Pct SA SE TA Pct Dig BHE BS BA BE 0 RE Pct Totals......... 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 0.0 TEAM ATTACK BY SET Set K E TA Pct 1 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 .000 5 0 0 0 .000 Site: Catawba Date: 08-29-08 Attend: 50 Time: Referees: Short Box Score Short Box Score (Match) Pfeiffer vs Tusculum (08-29-08 at Catawba) Pfeiffer def. Tusculum 22-25,24-26,25-20,25-22,18-16 Pfeiffer (2-0-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Ljubicic, Petra 17-4-3; Parrish, Victoria 13-0-2; Dickens, Lauren 11-0-1; Dickens, Brittany 10-2-5; Liebert, Morgan 7-1-2; Lee, Courtney 4-0-0; Totals 62-7-9.0. (Assists) - Liebert, Morgan 62. (Dig leaders) - Markham, Kaci 15; Ljubicic, Petra 12; Dickens, Lauren 8 Tusculum (Kills-aces-blocks) - ; Totals 0-0-0.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) - Site: Catawba Date: 08-29-08 Attend: 50 Time: Referees: