Condit captures 500th career win in 3-0 victory
Published: Monday, August 27, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 22:08
Miami University Head Volleyball Coach Carolyn Condit made history over the weekend, winning her 500th game for the Red and White as they swept Wright State University (WSU) 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-18).
Condit is only one win away from 600 career wins on her already impressive resume with the RedHawks and the Musketeers of Xavier University, which features a winning percentage of over 77 percent.
Sophomore setter/outside hitter Meg Riley continued to assert herself against Wright State Saturday morning as she put together the first triple-double of her Miami career, racking up 13 kills, 12 assists and 10 digs. She also had a hitting percentage of .588.
Junior libero Madison Hardy and senior setter Amy Kendall led the team in digs and assists in this match, with 16 digs and 18 assists respectively. Also, senior outside hitter Lisa Treadway recorded her 1,000th dig of her career for the RedHawks, becoming the tenth non-libero in program history to do so.
“Reaching 1,000 digs is already an impressive feat, but to do at the rate she has done it is all the more remarkable,” Condit said.
The ’Hawks defense was phenomenal against WSU, holding the Raiders to a .023 hitting percentage.
Friday night the RedHawks dropped the first game of the Thunder Invitational against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) 1-3 (21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 17-25). In the opening match of the season Riley scored 13 kills for Miami, a career high for her. Hardy also put together a solid performance with 26 digs and Kendall pitched in with 30 assists.
However, the Jaguar attack was too much, as IUPUI’s junior outside hitter Moriah Fair and senior outside hitter Kelsey Hoefer accounted for 24 kills combined.
The Red and White lost its last match of the Thunder Invitational Saturday night against tournament hosts Marshall University 2-3 (30-28, 25-22, 20-25, 22-25, 10-15). Riley put together her second consecutive triple-double with 20 kills, 20 assists and 12 digs. Treadway also recorded 10 kills and 14 digs in the match, while Hardy led the team with 22 digs.
Kendall earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team with 79 assists and 23 digs over the weekend. Marshall’s senior outside hitter Katy Schad earned tournament MVP honors with 50 kills, 44 digs and three double-doubles, along with her 11 kills and 16 digs against the RedHawks.
“The Invitational was a good experience for us,” Condit said. “We’ve shown some promise this weekend. I would have liked to have seen us close out games a little bit better, but we’re very confident heading into Minnesota next weekend.”
“This weekend’s tournament was really important for us to figure out exactly what we need to work on to take on bigger teams next weekend,” Kendall said. “We wanted to have a better turnout but we definitely have a couple things to be proud of like Coach Condit’s 500th Miami win and Lisa Treadway’s 1,000th dig. We fought as a team and we know that if we work hard together this week and the weeks to come it will be a great season for us.”
Miami continues its road trip as they head to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Diet Coke Classic, which starts Friday, Aug. 31 against the University of Albany, No. 16-ranked University of Minnesota and Long Island University-Brooklyn. The RedHawks will then come home to Oxford for their home opener against Xavier Tuesday, Sept. 4.