Golden Eagle Volleyball Closes Out Season Against Augustana College

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director 218-281-8414

IMG_1805.JPG(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Volleyball team celebrated senior day this afternoon in the final game of the 2009 season. Ashley Allen (OH, 5-11, SR, Buffalo, Minn.) and Jaclyn Slepicka (LIB, 5-2, SR, Crystal Lake, Ill.) were honored for their contributions to the program over the past four seasons. Augustana College didn't let the festivities skew their focus as they took the first set 26-24 after being down 23-19 and went on to the three set conference victory 26-24, 25-15, 25-18.
The Golden Eagles were led offensively by Amber Meyer (OH, 6-2, JR, Paxton, Neb.) who finished the match with a match-high 10 kills. Meyer now has 998 total kills in her career as a Golden Eagle. At the net, she added two assisted blocks for UMC. Alyssa Krikke (MH, 6-0, JR, Grand Rapids, Mich.) added eight kills and earned a career-high .538 (8K-1E-13TA) attack percentage. Shannon Cologna (S, 5-6, JR, Peoria, Ariz.) did the setting for the Golden Eagles and finished with a match-high 27 assists and 997 for the season. Allen played strong defensively, leading the team with 16 defensive digs.
The Vikings were led by Ellen Andrews 10 kills. Beth Talcott knocked down nine kills and had a .412 (9K-2E-17TA) attack percentage. Doing a majority of the setting was Dani Haley who finished the match with 24 assists. Grace Sanders led all players with 17 defensive digs.
The Golden Eagles finish the 2009 season 6-26 overall and 3-17 in the NSIC while the Vikings improved to 14-18 overall and 9-11 in the NSIC.
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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).