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Catholic Defeats UDC, 3-0, in Volleyball

Washington, D C:September 17, 2009—After a spirited battle, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women’s Volleyball Team succumbed to the Catholic University Cardinals, 3-0, tonight at the Physical Activities Center. Confronted by a Cardinal team with 17 players on the roster, the Firebirds’ 6 players were simply overwhelmed.  Catholic won all 3 sets with scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-20.

Katie Chefalas paced the Cardinals to the win with 7 kills and 2 digs, followed by Michaela Carroll with 5 kills, 6 assists and 2 digs. Junior middle hitter Karen Trevino tallied a match high 11 kills and 10 digs in the loss. Junior outside hitter Ashley Jefferson (Manvel, TX) added 8 kills and 3 digs to the effort. Junior outside hitter Carmen Smith (Houston, TX) followed with 7 kills, 3 service aces and 6 digs.

UDC (0-3) will return to the court on Saturday, September 19, at home in a match against Goldey-Beacom College.