Sept. 4, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College volleyball team will play in the Purple Eagle Invitational, hosted by Niagara University, on Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6. Providence (0-4) will compete in two matches on Friday with Niagara (1-3) start time is set for 11:00 a.m. and the Gardner-Webb (0-4) start time is set for 4:00 p.m. The Friars will play in one match on Saturday against West Virginia (3-1) at 11:00 a.m. to close out the tournament
With four games under their belt, the Friars are led by senior Mackenzie Ziegler (Portage, Wis.) who has tallied 36 kills (2.57 per set) on the season. Sophomore Marina Rose (Coventry, Conn.) has contributed 34 kills (2.43 per set) as well. Freshman Chicyia Clark (Huntington Beach, Calif.) has a team-best 68 assists (4.86 per set) while junior Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) has 52 (3.71 per set). Sophomore Michelle Cruz leads the defense with 65 digs (4.64). The defensive specialist was named to the Kristin Dickman Invitational All-Tournament Team.
SCOUTING NIAGARA (1-3): The Purple Eagles finished the 2013 season with a 4-25 record. Nicole Matheis and Amanda Sedore lead Niagara with 50 kills apiece (2.94 per set). Alexis Gray has a team-best 165 assists (9.71). Allison Reis leads the team in digs with 65 (3.82). The Purple Eagles one win on the season was over Delaware State in a 3-2 match.
SCOUTING GARDNER-WEBB (0-4): The Runnin' Bulldogs finished the 2013 campaign with a 15-18 record overall. Tyler Cockrell leads the team with 42 kills (3.00 per set). Heather Feldman is the assist leader with 143 on the season. Lastly, Ana Pashkova has a team-best 78 digs (5.57 per set).
SCOUTING WEST VIRGINIA (3-1): The Mountaineers completed the 2013 season with a 20-13 record. Jordan Anderson has a team-high in kills with 61 (5.08 per set). Lamprini Konstantinidou leads the team in assists with 144 (12.00 per set) while Anna Panagiotakopoullos has a team-best 37 digs (3.08). The team's lone loss of the season came against #9 BYU. All of their other match-ups were 3-0 match wins.
Providence's Friday match against Niagara will be streamed live. Click here for the in-game feed.
Following the tournament, the Friars will face cross-town rival Brown on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of the Bears.