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SMC Volleyball: Squad picks up home win over Kalamazoo

Joe Meixell | Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Saint Mary’s took down Kalamazoo Tuesday to run its record to 10-4 overall and 3-2 in the MIAA. The Belles came from behind to earn the 14-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-14 victory.

Seniors Cathy Kurczak, Kaela Hellman and junior Lorna Slupczynski led Saint Mary’s as each recorded double-digit kills.

Kurczak and Slupczynski combined for 10 of the Belles’ 12 kills in the second set to keep the team in the match.

The Belles also took the third set to take control of the match for good. At the end of the set, Kurczak notched a kill to knot the score at 24-24. She then added another to end the set in favor of Saint Mary’s, 26-24.

The Belles cruised to the victory in the final set. Hellman had five of the team’s nine kills.

It was the Belles’ fourth straight season with 10 or more wins.

Saint Mary’s returns to action against Calvin on Saturday.