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
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Friday , August 29
Volleyball 
vs. Kansas State
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , August 30
Volleyball 
vs. Arizona
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Volleyball 
vs. South Dakota
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 05
Volleyball 
at Butler
4:00 PM
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
Saturday , September 06
Volleyball 
at Central Michigan
12:30 PM
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
Volleyball 
at Marshall
5:00 PM
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
Friday , September 12
Volleyball 
at Rice
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Volleyball 
at UT-San Antonio
5:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Saturday , September 13
Volleyball 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , September 19
Volleyball 
at Ohio
4:30 PM
Evanston, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 21
Volleyball 
at Northwestern
1:00 PM
Evanston, Ill.
 
Friday , September 26
Volleyball 
vs. Valparaiso
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , September 27
Volleyball 
vs. UIC
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , October 03
Volleyball 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , October 10
Volleyball 
at Youngstown State
7:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
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