Sept. 19, 1997
Maryland Wins Again...Down South Carolina in Four Games
COLLEGE PARK, MD -- The 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapin volleyball team recorded its seventh consecutive win this evening, defeating South Carolina in four games, 15-10, 15-11, 10-15, 15-9. The Terps 7-0 hot streak is the programs best start since official records have been kept at the University (dating back to 1985).
The Terps saw three hitters record double-figure kills with a team-high 15 from freshman outside hitter Katie Jentes. Senior setter Eden Kroeger, a 1997 All-America candidate, hit a team-high .389 after recording seven kills on 18 swings with no errors. Junior middle hitter Jaime Summers hit .333 and added 12 kills. Senior right side hitter Elizabeth Efron, also an All-America candidate posted a team-high 21 digs for the Terps and added four blocks.
Maryland was down 9-7 in game four before it staged a late-game comeback and turning on its defense. The Terps outdug the Gamecocks 87-78, and held them to a .156 hitting percentage, including a .020 in game four.
Maryland hosts George Mason on Saturday at 5 p.m. to conclude the 1997 Ramada New Carrollton Invitational.
In the third game this evening, Kansas State rebounded from an earlier loss to the Terps, defeating George Mason in three games. Kansas State meets South Carolina tomorrow at 2 p.m.