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Pointers open conference season with 3-2 win

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The defending Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions won its first conference match of the 2012 season as the UW-Stevens Point volleyball team defeated UW-Eau Claire Friday, 3-2.

Box Score

After dropping the first set 26-28, the Pointers (12-3, 1-0) won three of the next four sets 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 15-12.

The Pointers continued their season-long dominance in blocks, notching 38 blocks in the win. The Blugolds (9-6, 1-1) recorded just 11 blocks.

Morgan Bartkowiak (Slinger, WI/Slinger) and Emma Brunkhorst(Germantown, WI/Germantown) each tallied nine blocks.

Four Pointers reached double-digits in digs, led by Alexis Hartman(Lake Zurich, IL/Lake Zurich) with 16, Sarah Wildish (Menomonee Falls, WI/Menomonee Falls) and Ally Groth (Germantown, WI/Germantown) with 13 apiece, and Kati Rau (Dorchester, WI/Colby) with 10.

Hartman also led UWSP with 42 assists.

Christina Brinkman (Bristol, WI/Westosha Central) and Wildish tied for the team-high in kills with 13 each.  

The Pointers' next game is Saturday at 12p.m. when they travel to UW-Superior for another WIAC matchup.

Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information

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