Volleyball Sweeps Penn in Final Match of Comfort Suites Invitational
Sept. 9, 2006
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - East Carolina swept Penn Saturday evening in the Pirates' final match of the Comfort Suites Invitational hosted by Charlotte at Halton Arena.
The Pirates recorded their second shutout win of the season, 30-22, 30-22, 30-21. With the win, ECU improves to 5-5 on the year while Penn falls to 0-3.
Kelley Wernert once again led the Pirates offensively, with 19 kills. Mignon Dubenion, who was named to the all-tournament team, added 13 kills and five block assists. Defensively, ECU was powered by Heidi Krug, who matched her career-high with 20 digs and 42 assists. She now has 3,551 career assists.
Laura Black and Anna Shlimak led the Quakers with seven kills each while Liz Hurst added 10 digs. East Carolina outhit Penn .256-.139 on the night, as ECU tallied 52 kills to Penn's 32.
East Carolina returns Minges Coliseum on Tues., Sept. 12 for a match against intra-state rival Campbell. Match-time is set for 7 p.m. The Pirates will remain at home through the weekend, as they host the East Carolina Classic sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Thurs., Sept. 14-Sat., Sept. 16. Participating teams include Conference USA foe Marshall, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Grambling State.