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Boddy's Career-High Leads Pitt Volleyball Past Wright State, 3-0




Sept. 15, 2012

Final Stats

FINAL


Pittsburgh
(9-4)
3   Wright State
(1-15)
0

  1 2 3 4 5
Panthers 25 25 25 - -
Wright State 21 22 16 - -

Attendance: TBA
Match Time: 1:24

OFFENSE


Pittsburgh K TA %
Jessica Boddy 14 19 .684
Jasmine Dittrich 10 18 .556
Opponent K TA %
Heidi Splinter 10 47 .085
Ashleigh Lucco 4 8 .375

DEFENSE


Pittsburgh Dig BS BA
Margy Acton 18 0 0
Jessica Boddy 1 0 5
Opponent Dig BS BA
Heidi Splinter 12 0 1
Katie Glassmeyer 10 0 0

NOTES


Boddy reached double-digit kills for the third time this season

Acton rached double-digit digs in all three matches this weekend

Pitt finished in third place at the Ball State Tournament

Tuesday night's match is the final match before BIG EAST action

MUNCIE, Ind. - A career-high 14 kills by freshman Jessica Boddy propelled the University of Pittsburgh volleyball team (9-4) to a three set sweep of Wright State (1-15) on Saturday evening (25-21, 25-22, 25-16) in the conclusion of the Ball State Tournament inside Worthen Arena.

Boddy notched her 14 kills on 19 attempts as she also set a new career-mark in hitting percentage at .684. The Aurora, Ill. native added five blocks and one dig to her stat line as well. Jasmine Dittrich also reached double-digit kills with 10, while setter Lindsey Zitzke dished out 36 helpers and libero Margy Acton collected 18 digs in the victory.

The beginning of the contest featured eight ties and four lead changes, but with the set tied at 12-12, a WSU hitting error gave Pitt the lead that it held for the remainder of the set.

The Raiders took a timeout after Alexa Campbell notched a spike to put the Panthers up 19-16. WSU climbed within one out of that timeout at 21-20, but Pitt finished the frame with a 4-1 spurt to claim the first set 25-21. Boddy and Mechael Guess had five kills apiece in the set and Acton tallied nine digs.

The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead to open the second set, but Wright State battled back and took its first lead of the frame at 12-11, forcing the Panthers into a called timeout.

From there, the set would be tied four more times until a WSU attacking error sparked a 6-0 Panthers run which gave Pitt a 22-16 advantage. Campbell had two kills during that stretch and another WSU hitting miscue concluded the set 25-22 in favor of the Panthers, sending Pitt into the locker room up two sets to none.

It was all Pitt early on in the third set as a kill by Dittrich put the Panthers up 7-2 and forced the Raiders into their first timeout of the frame. Wright State climbed back into the set by scoring five unanswered which brought the score to 10-9. After a timeout from Pitt, the Panthers outscored the Raiders 15-7 down the stretch and Amanda Orchard's kill gave Pitt the 25-16 third set victory to wrap up the sweep.

Pitt finished 1-2 at the Ball State Tournament and will look to reach double-digit victories this coming Tuesday at local rival Duquesne. First serve is set for 7 p.m.