Sept. 12, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College volleyball team (5-3) will travel to Hanover, N.H. to compete in the Dartmouth Invitational on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14. The Friars will play Manhattan (4-3) and Grand Canyon (1-4) on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively. On Saturday, Providence will play Central Connecticut State (2-4) at 9:30 a.m. and Dartmouth (2-1) at 2:30 p.m.
Freshman Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) and sophomore Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) were named America East Rookie of the Week and America East Setter of the Week, respectively, on Monday, Sept. 9.
Junior Mackenzie Ziegler (Portage, Wis.) leads Providence in kills with 72. Sophomore Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) has 249 assists and freshman Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) has a team-best 128 digs.
SCOUTING MANHATTAN: The Jaspers enter the Dartmouth Invitational with a 4-3 record. Manhattan has lost two straight, against Sacred Heart (3-2) and American (3-1). The Jaspers are led by Ellie Wiekamp with 78 kills. Jade Gray and Teodora Peric have split time at setter, recording 150 and 114 assists, respectively. Defensively, Allie Yamashiro has registered 135 digs.
SCOUTING GRAND CANYON: The Antelopes have a record of 1-4 on the season. The team is coming off of its first victory over Weber State (3-2) on Saturday, Sept. 7. Kaitlynn Ausmus leads Grand Canyon in kills with 60. Jessica Posse has recorded 127 assists and Mackenzie Phelps has contributed 114 digs.
SCOUTING CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE: The Blue Devils bring a record of 2-4 to the tournament. Central Connecticut won its last game at the Sacramento State Invitational vs. San Jose State (3-0) on Saturday, Sept. 7. Heather Trueman is the team-leader in kills with 52. Makenna Lommori has 179 assists and Brittany Schumacher has a team-best 45 digs.
SCOUTING DARTMOUTH: The Big Green is 2-1 on the season, beating UMass-Lowell (3-0) and Hartford (3-0) on Saturday, Sept. 7. The team’s lone loss came against Marist (3-1) on Friday, Sept. 6. Molly Kornfeind has a team-best 26 kills. Emily Astarita is close behind with 24 kills. Stacey Benton has registered 66 sets and Paige Caridi leads the team in digs (10).
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