Sept. 14, 2004
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Colgate volleyball team will try to defeat Syracuse for the first time since 1995 when the Orange visit Cotterell Court on Tuesday, Sept. 14. SU is an undefeated 8-0 this season, and will undoubtedly be a formidable test for the young Raiders (3-3).
Colgate won two of its three matches at last weekend's Colgate Invitational, including a three-game sweep of Quinnipiac on Saturday. Sophomore Marybeth Maziarz leads the Raiders' attack with 62 kills and a .303 hitting percentage. She also anchors Colgate's front-row defense, with 17 total blocks on the season. Senior Natalie Rawson continues to frustrate opponent offenses from the back row with 144 digs and a 6.26 digs per game average, including a school-record 40 digs versus Canisius.
The Orange are also getting strong offensive and defensive play from one of their sophomores. Erin McQuillin leads SU with a .296 hitting percentage, and is averaging 1.17 blocks per game with 25 total stops. Freshman Joscie Kaup has 108 digs (3.72 digs per game) in the backcourt, and junior Aila Dommestrup leads Syracuse with 247 assists (10.74 assists per game). Junior Kristen Conway is the Orange's leading attacker with 87 kills on 240 attempts in 2004.
The Raiders and Orange square off at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Colgate's Cotterell Court. An audio broadcast of the match will be available at http://www.sportsjuice.com/providers/Colgate. Colgate junior Ted Rossman will describe the action.