Northern Arizona Tops Duquesne, 3-0

Host Northern Arizona topped Duquesne, 3-0, Saturday evening to win the final game of the 16th annual Northern Arizona Fiesta Bowl Classic. The Dukes are 9-2, best ever in the program's 23-year history.

Box Score

The game scores were 25-20, 25-17 and 25-21.

Junior Jessica Artman, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, had a team-best 12 kills. Sophomore Amy Palko had 17 digs. Junior Chelsea Tillotson and freshman Sarah Svorinic combined for 35 assists.

Duquesne, which had attack percentages of .330 and .522 in their tournament wins over Navy and Hampton, saw that number drop to .143 in the final game of this event.

The Lumberjacks' offense was paced by 16 kills from Lexi Sullivan, the tournament MVP. Brittany Stower had 22 digs and Jana Mays-Robinson had 42 assists.

Duquesne is back in action next weekend at the Kent State Open. The Dukes take on Ohio State (6-3) and the host Flashes (8-2) at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively on Friday, September 19, 2008. The Dukes conclude their non-conference schedule on Sat., Sept. 20 at 4:00 p.m. versus Chicago State (0-10).

2008 Fiesta Bowl All-Tournament Team

Janalee Mays-Robinson   NAU
Brittany Stowers        NAU (Most Outstanding Libero)
Lexi Sullivan           NAU (MVP)
Jessica Artman          Duquesne
Tricia Mullen           Duquesne
Aaryn Harrison          Hampton
Holly Berger            Navy


Duquesne           3 Navy     0
Northern Arizona   3 Hampton  0
Duquesne           3 Hampton  0
Northern Arizona   3 Navy     0
Northern Arizona   3 Duquesne 0

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