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November 12, 2008 Stevenson Volleyball Team Advances In ECAC Tournament, But Stevenson Women's Soccer And Wesley Men's Soccer End Season With ECAC Losses

The Stevenson volleyball team extended its record-breaking season with a 3-0 ECAC South Tournament victory over SUNY IT Wednesday and the Mustangs will host the tournament's semifinals and championship this weekend. 

Meanwhile, the Stevenson women's soccer team and Wesley men's soccer team both lost ECAC South first-round playoff games.  Stevenson's women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at Dickinson while Wesley's men's soccer team fell at Catholic by a 3-1 count.

In the first-round ECAC volleyball action, Stevenson senior Alana Eller (Ellicott City/Centennial) and sophomore Dani Katsampis (New Windsor/Francis Scott Key) each had a game-high 11 kills to lead top-seeded Stevenson to straight sets victory over SUNY IT Wednesday night at Student Union Gymnasium in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Division III South Women's Volleyball Championship.

The Mustangs (32-7), who won 25-13, 25-16, 26-24, advance to the semifinals where they will face Cabrini who beat FDU-Florham 3-2 Wednesday. Stevenson will host the semfinals on Saturday with game times at noon and 2:00 p.m., before the championship Sunday at 1:00
p.m.

Earlier this season on September 21, the Mustangs defeated Cabrini 3-0 at the Baruch Invitational. Game time on Saturday will be at 2:00 p.m.

In Saturday's other semifinal, third-seeded Penn State-Behrend, who beat Washington & Jefferson 3-2, will face second-seeded Widener after the Pride defeated CCNY, 3-0. Game time will be at noon.

In a first-round ECAC women's soccer game in Carlisle, Pa., Dickinson's Dana Conroy had a goal and an assist, scoring the game-winner in the 74th minute, to lead the fourth-seeded Red Devils to a 2-1 victory over fifth-seeded Stevenson.

The Mustangs (11-6-4) finish their 2008 season with at least 10 wins for the seventh time, all in the last 12 years. 

Freshman Stephanie Eyler (Thurmont/Catoctin), who was named the CAC Rookie of the Year on Wednesday, scored her 22nd goal of the season, finishing the year with a new school and CAC record.

In the ECAC men's soccer game in Washington, D.C., Wesley's 2008 season came to a close with a 3-1 loss at Catholic in the quarterfinals of the ECAC South Championship.

Michael Dimarco scored at 6:45 to give Catholic the lead.  Later in the first half, Catholic (13-6) got a pair of goals from Brian Pappas to give the Cardinals some breathing room.  His goal in the 33rd minute was assisted by Kyle Bakas and a Nick Sylvester free kick set up a header by Pappas in the 45th minute.

Wesley (11-8-3) tried to get back in the game in the second half.  Saidu Fofanah (Yeardon, Pa./Pennwood) scored from 20 yards out at 57:04 to cut it to 3-1.