Green Bay Volleyball Opens Horizon League Tourney Friday Night

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Release: November 18, 2011
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Head coach Debbie Kirch and the Phoenix will look to open the HL Tourney with a win Friday.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay volleyball team begins its quest for a 2011 Horizon League Championship on Friday night, when the sixth-seeded Phoenix (11-17, 7-9 HL) takes on third-seeded Butler (15-13, 11-5 HL) at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee.

Butler swept a pair of matches against the Phoenix in 2011, winning 3-0 in Indianapolis on Oct. 9 and claiming a 3-2 decision at the Kress Center on Nov. 3. In the most recent match against the Bulldogs, senior Abbey Gitter (Hortonville, Wis.) had 13 kills and helped the Phoenix rally from a 2-0 deficit, but Butler won the fifth set 15-10.

Gitter and junior Brittany Groth (Oak Creek, Wis.) were named to the All-Horizon League teams this week. It marked the first such honor for both players. Butler also had two players - Maureen Bamiro and Maggie Harbison - named to all-conference.

Groth continues to lead the Horizon League in digs per set and also ranks tied for 10th nationally in that category. The junior libero broke the single-season school record for digs against Youngstown State on Nov. 11 and now has 632 this season. With 11 more digs she will pass Milwaukee's Lauren Felsing for the third most in Horizon League history.

To hear some of head coach Debbie Kirch's thoughts heading into the tournament, watch this week's episode of Match Point with Debbie Kirch in the Phoenix Flix A.R.M.S. Video Vault or look below.

Live stats and live video are available free of charge through the Horizon League. Links are available on the Green Bay volleyball schedule page.

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Friday , August 29
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vs. Kansas State
7:00 PM
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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
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Saturday , September 06
Volleyball 
at Central Michigan
12:30 PM
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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
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at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , October 10
Volleyball 
at Youngstown State
7:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
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