Foresters Take Second at Michigan-Dearborn

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2005-09-23
The Foresters split four games on the weekend to finish second at the University of Michigan Dearborn tournament. HU opened play Friday evening with a 23-30, 30-13, 30-24, 30-16 win over Rochester College and then fell in three straight 30-28, 30-23, 32-30 to the host Wolves.
On Saturday, the Foresters bounced back with an easy 30-23, 30-14, 30-20 win over Houghton College and then headed into a re-match with Michigan-Dearborn for the tournament title. The Wolves took game one 30-27. HU got off to a good start in game two and led the entire game until Michigan-Dearborn tied it at 29-29. With the score 30-30, the Foresters got an ace and a block to even the match at a game apiece. In game three, Heidi Christner came alive with seven of her team-high 22 kills. HU led the entire game and went up 2-1 with the 30-27 win. Game four was a struggle as the Foresters had numerous passing and hitting errors. HU chipped away at a 29-20 deficit to pull within 29-28, but a hit out-of-bounds gave Michigan-Dearborn the game. The errors continued in game five and the Wolves pulled away to win the deciding game 15-10.

For the weekend, Renee Biberstine led the Foresters with 58 kills and she added 88 digs. Christner and Tiffany Malfait each chipped in 31 kills. Kayley Cervenka led the team with 12 blocks and Stephanie Stearns dug 130 balls to lead the team. Christner and Stearns were both selected to the All-Tournament team.

With the split, the women are currently 9-5 on the season.
 
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