Women's Volleyball

Denver Closes Out Regular Season with 3-0 Sweep of Seattle

DENVER - Let by 11 kills from freshman Michele Swope (Orlando, Fla.) the University of Denver volleyball team (17-12, 10-8 WAC) swept the visiting Seattle University Redhawks (9-19, 4-14 WAC) on Thursday evening from Hamilton Gymnasium. The Pioneers posted scores of 25-14, 27-25, 25-19 to close out the regular season and secure their second straight win.

"It's always nice to win, obviously, but especially on our home floor in our last match of the regular season," said head coach Jesse Mahoney. "This is especially special for our two seniors. I thought they were both excellent tonight as they have been their entire careers."

Senior Faimie Kingsley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished the night with eight kills and five blocks, while fellow senior Lyndi Johnson (Flower Mound, Texas) finished with 12 digs and three assists.

Also scoring for the Pioneers were juniors Colleen King (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) and Alex Turgeon (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) with eight and seven kills, respectively.

Junior Brea Muhle (Columbus, Neb.) turned in a solid performance for DU as she finished with six kills and five blocks. Sophomore setters Frances Carroll (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and Bailey Karst (Aurora, Colo.) finished with 24 and 15 assist, respectively, while Carroll also finished with eight digs and one service ace.

The Pioneers now await the seeding announcement from the Western Athletic Conference for the 2012 Volleyball Championships to be held in San Antonio, Texas. The first match of the Championships begins on Monday, Nov. 19.

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