Oct. 12, 1997

Evans Leads Villanova To Undefeated Weekend

Villanova took their show on the road traveling to St. John's and Connecticut this weekend and came home still undefeated in Big East Conference play, defeating the Red Storm 3-1 (12-15,15-10, 15-12, 15-11) on Friday, Oct. 10, and the Huskies 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 15-4) on Sunday, Oct.12. With the victories, the Wildcats improved their record to 14-5 overall and 4-0 in the Big East.

On Friday against St. John's, Villanova dropped the first game 15-12 to the Red Storm. Behind senior Stacy Evans' (Los Altos, CA/ St. Francis H.S) 31 kills and 20 digs, the Wildcats came back to defeat St. John's in the next three game to take the match 3-1. Fellow senior Marisa Davidson (Mt. Airy, MD./ Glenelg) contributed 13 kills and nine digs in the victory, with junior Elizabeth Jones (Los Altos, CA./ St. Francis H.S.) tallying nine kills and 31 digs.

Against Connecticut on Sunday, Evans was once again spectacular recording 15 kills and six digs in the Wildcats 3-0 victory. With her 46 kills on the weekend, Evans needs only 106 more to break the all-time Villanova record held by Becky Kulbago.

Freshmen played a big part in the Wildcats victory over the Huskies on Sunday. Breen Eddinger (Tacoma, WA./ Bellarmine Academy) had 14 kills and six digs and setter Cathy Arnette (Chesapeake, VA./ Western Branch H.S.) recorded 43 assists. Ruth Ann Blankenheim (Lighthouse Point, FL./ Cardinal Gibbons H.S.), starting for the injured Megan O'Brien, had five kills and 11 digs in her first collegiate start.

Villanova will travel to Georgetown next, to face off against the Hoyas, on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 5 pm.

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