NEWARK, Del., Oct. 29, 2010 - Delaware out-hit James Madison .233 to .094 and held a 13-7 advantage in blocks as JMU fell 3-0 at the Carpenter Sports Building in Newark, Del. on Friday.
The Blue Hens won by set scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-21 to improve to 19-5 overall and a Colonial Athletic Association-leading 8-1 in league play. The Dukes had their three-game winning streak snapped to drop to 18-6 and 6-3 in CAA play.
Senior Lindsay Callahan (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown) and sophomore Danielle Erb (Tampa, Fla./Plant) had nine kills apiece and junior Kelly Turner (Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central) chipped in seven kills to lead the JMU attack. Freshman Katie Daorai (Tampa, Fla./Plant) led all players with 13 digs while Erb had 11 digs.
Sophomore Megan Wiechmann (Sunland, Calif./Village Christian) and senior Lauren Fanelli (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) combined for 30 assists, six digs and three blocks. Turner was in on more than half of the team's seven blocks, finishing with a team-high four block assists.
Katie Dennehy led the Blue Hens with a double-double after finishing with 12 kills and 12 digs. Setter Jess Chason added 33 assists, six digs and three blocks. Paige Erikson and Kim Stewart finished with seven kills and five blocks each while libero Greta Gibboney finished with 11 digs.
JMU returns to the court on Sunday in Towson, Md. as the Dukes take on the Towson Tigers at 1 p.m.
NOTES: Lindsay Callahan's nine kills gives her 1,298 for her career leaving her just seven shy of Allyson Halls (2004-07) for third on the all-time list...Callahan has now played in 433 career sets, tying her with Lindsay Collingwood for fifth on in program history.
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