Oct. 23, 2007
ASTON, Pa. -
ASTON, Pa. -The Knights and the Eagles entered tonight's match up undefeated in conference play. With playoffs just around the corner both teams were battling for the top seed in the conference. Despite falling in three straight games, Neumann claimed the second seed in the PAC Tournament which gets underway on Tuesday, October 30.
With the loss Neumann falls to 20-9 and 10-1 in the conference. Eastern improves to 16-14 and 11-0 in the conference and continues a 102 PAC game win streak.
Neumann fell behind early in game one 6-0 and could not get in rhythm as they fell 30- 18. Eastern's Mandy Platt and Bridget Carey showed strong net presence in the match.
The Knights came out and played well in game two grabbing an 8-6 lead but after an Eastern timeout the Eagles jumped back in front and did not lose the lead wining the match 30-23.
In game three the Knights fell behind early 7-0 but rallied to tie the score up at 16-16. The Eagles went up once again but Neumann fought right back to come within 2 points at 21-19. The Knights showed fight all the way but could not answer the Eastern attack losing 30-26.
The Knights were led by Ashley Mathis (Norristown, Pa. /Norristown) with 10 kills, Emilee Gruse (Lafayette, In. /St. Mark's) with 7 kills and Julia Tarloski (Malvern, Pa. /Bishop Shanahan) and Lindsay Buckland (Middletown, De. /Caravel Academy) with 5-kills each. Neumann Knight Kristen Verone (Folsom, Pa. /Cardinal O'Hara) recorded 27 assists in the match and Meghan Wilson (West Chester, Pa. /Bishop Shanahan) added 18 digs.
The Knights will return to action on Saturday when they host Richard Stockton College and DeSales University in a tri-match starting at 11 a.m.
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