Green Bay Volleyball Weekly Update

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Release: April 21, 2011
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Carlie Willison played well for the Phoenix at UIC.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay volleyball team has had a productive spring season, and head coach Debbie Kirch's team will play its final tournament on Saturday at Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. In this week's update, GreenBayPhoenix.com looks back at the team's play in the UIC Tournament and ahead to the competition Green Bay will play at Northwestern.

UIC Tournament
Green Bay played three matches while at Horizon League opponent UIC's spring tournament, with matches against Northern Illinois, UIC and DePaul. Senior Carlie Willison (Greenfield, Wis.) was a leader for the Phoenix statistically, totaling 16 kills and 18 digs in the matches.

Senior Abbey Gitter (Hortonville, Wis.) led the team in kills with 21 while junior Carmen Leitermann (Schofield, Wis.) and sophomore Lyndsay Zabkowicz (Oak Creek, Wis.) each added nine. Junior Brittany Groth (Oak Creek, Wis.), the team's libero from a season ago, recorded a team-high 35 digs.

"I was encouraged by what I saw from our outsides, specifically from Carlie," said Kirch. "She stood out individually to me. It was the best she has swung in her entire career here, so hopefully that is a sign of things to come. Our defense, starting with the block, needs to get better and more consistent."

Northwestern Tournament
In this Saturday's spring finale, Green Bay will again face UIC along with Illinois State and Northwestern in Evanston. It will be a stiff day of competition as Northwestern won 20 matches and Illinois State posted 19 wins in 2010. The matches will be played at Welsh Ryan Arena and are open to the public.

Match Schedule
10:00 a.m. - Illinois State vs. Green Bay
11:00 a.m. - Northwestern vs. Green Bay
1:15 p.m. - UIC vs. Green Bay

SCHEDULE
Friday , September 30
Volleyball 
at UIC
7:30 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 | Live Stats  | ESPN3  
Sunday , October 02
Volleyball 
at Milwaukee
4:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 | Live Stats  | TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  
Friday , October 07
Volleyball 
at Youngstown State
6:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
Saturday , October 08
Volleyball 
at Oakland
4:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 
Wednesday, October 12
Volleyball 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Sunday , October 16
Volleyball 
vs. Wright State (Dig Pink/Autographs)
12:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Live Stats  
Friday , October 21
Volleyball 
vs. Oakland (Free Food Friday [UWGB Students]/Autographs)
6:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 22
Volleyball 
vs. Youngstown State (Alumni Day)
2:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 29
Volleyball 
vs. UIC (Parents Day)
4:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Live Stats  
Sunday , October 30
Volleyball 
vs. Milwaukee (Senior Day)
4:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Live Stats  
Friday , November 04
Volleyball 
at Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Highland Heights, Ky.
 
Saturday , November 05
Volleyball 
at Valparaiso
4:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Wednesday, November 09
Volleyball 
vs. Cleveland State
6:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Live Stats  
Sunday , November 13
Volleyball 
at Wright State
12:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Friday , November 18
Volleyball 
at TBD (First Round)
TBA
TBD
 
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