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Volleyball Falls to Pittsburgh
Release: Wednesday 09/15/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State volleyball team fell to Pittsburgh to wrap up play at the Ball State Tournament Saturday afternoon in Muncie, Indiana.  The Panthers won the match 25-21, 25-22, 25-16.

WSU led 9-7 in the first set following a Heidi Splinter kill, only to see Pittsburgh go on a 5-1 run to take the lead.  The Raiders tied it at 12 on a block from Marisa Aiello and Natalie Catani and never trailed by more than four the remainder of the set, but could not go back in front.

After the first set featured eight ties, the second had seven, the final at 16 on a Catani kill.  The Panthers, though, followed with six unanswered points and Wright State would get no closer than 24-22 the rest of the way.

Pittsburgh then jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the final set and after WSU closed to within two at 14-12 on a Splinter kill, broke it open with a 5-0 burst.

Pittsburgh finished with a 49-30 kill advantage and outhit the Raiders .296-.112.

Splinter, who was selected to the All-Tournament Team, posted her seventh double-double of the season with 10 kills and 12 digs.  In the three matches over the weekend, the junior outside hitter had 32 kills and 33 digs.

Wright State (1-15) hosts Chicago State Tuesday at 6:00 in the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.

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