Volleyball Opens Home Schedule on Wednesday Against Rutgers
Aug. 28, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham volleyball team opens its home slate on Wednesday night, when the Rams host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the Rose Hill Gym. Fordham comes into the match with a 0-4 mark, while Rutgers went 2-1 at the Miami (Fla.) Tournament. Since 1996, Rutgers is 6-4 against Fordham, with the Rams winning four of the last five meetings.
LAST TIME OUT: The Fordham volleyball team finished competition at the Boston College Invitational on Saturday, dropping a pair of matches to Boston College and Binghamton.
In the opening match of the day, Boston College's Courtney Castle posted a match-high 14 kills as the Eagles swept the Rams in three sets. Final set scores were 25-19, 25-15, and 25-20.
Boston College's attack was the difference maker in the match, as the Eagles hit .342, committing just 15 total errors. The Eagles also had the advantage on the defensive side, posting seven blocks to Fordham's five.
In match two, the Rams were unable to contain Binghamton's Iva Partaleva, who recorded a match-high 17 kills to lead the Bearcats to a sweep of the Rams. Final set scores were 25-21, 26-24, and 25-23.
The Rams were unable to maintain a consistent offensive attack, hitting no better than .103 in any of the three sets against the Bearcats' defense, which registered eight team blocks.
For Fordham, Hipp, who was named to the All-Tournament team, registered her first double-double of the season with 10 kills and 13 digs, while Brennan Delsing and Ewing each had six kills. Konovodoff finished with 26 assists, seven digs, and two kills with Maria Rodenberg adding 13 digs defensively.
FORDHAM'S Lisa Hipp NAMED TO BC INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (8/25): Fordham junior Lisa Hipp was selected to the Boston College Invitational All-Tournament Team, following her performance over the weekend. Hipp had one double-double in tournament, while averaging 3.15 kills and 2.00 digs per set and adding 10 total blocks.
WHO'S NEXT: The Fordham volleyball team will next be in action on September 1-2, when the team travels to Poughkeepsie, New York, for the Volley in the Valley Tournament, hosted by Marist College.