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W. VOLLEYBALL

Strong Start Fades as Women's Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to AASU

Story Courtesy of AASU Sports Information

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SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Peach Belt Conference went 3-0 on the first day of the PBC/Conference Carolinas Crossover, hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State, on Friday in Savannah. Host AASU, currently second in the PBC standings, hosted Conference Carolinas frontrunner Pfeiffer and picked up a 28-26, 25-8, 26-24 victory over the Falcons. The first and third sets were quite even, but AASU put on a clinic in between, hitting .727 with 16 kills and no errors in 22 attacks in the lopsided second set.

Senior Brendyce Budd hit .476 with 12 kills and just two errors in 21 attacks, also adding four blocks to lead the host Pirates (17-7). Senior Amy Birkemeier hit .321 with 12 kills - nine in the first set - while the PBC's leading hitter, Kathrin Standhardinger, hit .529 with nine kills and no errors in 17 attacks. Kristin Standhardinger tallied 39 assists and 10 digs, while Casey Howett added 12 digs.

Pfeiffer (16-8) was led by Brittany Dickens' nine kills and three blocks, Vanessa Gerig's 26 assists and Lauren Dickens' eight digs.

Pfeiffer will play a pair of matches tomorrow to wrap up the PBC/Conference Carolinas Crossover. The Lady Falcons will take on Augusta State at 11:00 a.m. and PBC leader Flager at 2:00 p.m.

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