TOWSON, Md., Oct. 31, 2010 - James Madison out-hit Towson .295 to .117 and sophomore Danielle Erb (Tampa, Fla./Plant) collected a match-high 14 kills to lead JMU to a 3-0 win over the Tigers at the Towson Center Arena on Sunday.
JMU won by set scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 25-19 for its fourth win in the last five games. The Dukes improved to 19-6 overall and 7-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The 19 wins were the most by Madison since finishing 19-9 in 2006. Towson dropped to 13-14 and 1-9 in league play.
Erb was the only player to reach double figures in kills, finishing with 14 kills on .333 hitting and eight digs. Senior Lindsay Callahan (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown) recorded seven kills to move into a tie with Allyson Halls (2004-07) for third on JMU's all-time list with 1,305. She is just the third player in school history to reach 1,300 kills and 900 digs in their career.
Senior Lauren Fanelli (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) had 18 assists, three service aces and eight digs while freshman Katie Daorai (Tampa, Fla./Plant) lead all players with 12 digs. Redshirt sophomore Natalie Abel (Washington, Pa./Trinity) was second on the team with nine kills on .259 hitting.
Katy Buck paced the Tigers with nine kills and 10 digs while Amanda Halls chipped in with seven kills and five digs. Setter Evan Schulz led all players with 25 assists and Shelynne Hoyt had a match-high three blocks.
Towson held a four to two advantage in blocks. The Dukes edged the Tigers in digs (39-36), aces (6-5) assists (37-26) and kills (41-31).
Madison continues its four-game road trip next Friday in Atlanta, Ga. as it takes on Georgia State at 7 p.m.
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