Junior OH Danielle Minch
Sept. 9, 2009
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
DURHAM, N.C. – The Colorado State volleyball team snapped its four-match win streak Wednesday night, falling 3-1 at Duke, in the first match of a four-match road swing in North Carolina.
After three very closely contested sets (20-25, 25-21, 21-25), the Blue Devils (6-1), who are receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches top 25, took over in the fourth and final set, snapping the Rams’ winning streak with a 25-13 victory.
With the Rams trailing two sets to one, and Duke holding a 9-7 advantage in the fourth set, senior outside hitter Rachael Moss served six consecutive points, including three straight service aces, to give the Blue Devils a 15-7 lead, and all but seal the Rams’ fate.
Junior outside hitter Danielle Minch recorded a match-high 14 kills, finishing as the only Ram to record double digits. Sophomore setter Evan Sanders notched 31 assists, and redshirt freshman Megan Plourde led all players with seven blocks.
After dropping the first set, 25-20, and allowing Duke to hit .273 in the set, the Rams’ defense recorded five blocks in set 2, and held Duke to -.044 hitting. The Rams took the set despite hitting just .051, thanks to three kills by junior Jacque Davisson, and five blocks by redshirt sophomore Katelyn Steffan, who saw her first action since leaving the match vs. Oregon State on Aug. 28 with a foot injury. Davisson finished with eight kills, while Steffan recorded four kills and six blocks.
The Rams continue action in North Carolina on Friday, travelling just down the road to face Marshall in the first round of the Carolina Classic at the Dean Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Rams will then face off against Tennessee and UNC on Saturday.
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