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San Antonio – Stephanie Crowell set a school record with 13 blocks and St. Mary’s University totaled 15 for the match as the Rattlers broke a nine-match losing streak with a 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-7, win over Newman University in Heartland Conference volleyball action Friday night at Bill Greehey Arena.

Crowell (Sr., The Woodlands) had three solo blocks and 10 block assists in the match to break the existing school record of 10, set by Savanah Leeper against Harding in 2005. Crowell’s previous career high was nine, set against Oklahoma Panhandle State in 2006. She also added 10 kills for her first career double-double.

Katelyn Kershner (Jr., San Antonio) also had a double-double with a match-high 16 kills and 10 digs. Allie Murray (Fr., San Antonio) added 21 assists, 17 digs and four service aces. As a team, the Rattlers had 61 kills against just 23 attack errors and totaled 15 blocks – tied for the seventh most in a match in school history.

With the win St. Mary’s improved to 2-10 overall and 1-0 in Heartland Conference play. Newman is now 3-7, 0-1. The Rattlers will return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. when they host Oklahoma Panhandle State University in a Heartland Conference match at Bill Greehey Arena.

  St. Mary’s (Texas) def. Newman 25-16,23-25,25-16,22-25,15-7

  Newman (3-7, 0-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Chelsey Potter 10-1-1; Sarah Bailey 10-0-1; Brianna Witsman 8-3-3; Angie Bennett 8-0-2; Ashley Myers 4-0-1; Jeana Farruggia 3-0-3; Allison Bailey 2-0-1; Lindsay Esquibel 1-0-0; Lauren Poe 1-0-0; Totals 47-4-7.0. (Assists) – Caroline Painter 19; Ashley Myers 13. (Dig leaders) – Amy Shorette 13; Angie Bennett 10; Chelsey Potter 9

  St. Mary’s (Texas) (2-10, 1-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Katelyn Kershner 16-1-1; Luisa Rodriguez 10-2-3; Stephanie Crowell 10-1-13; Kirsten Chapman 8-0-2; Kori McCarver 8-1-4; Stephanie Proske 5-0-3; Allie Murray 3-4-0; Allison Avalos 1-2-0; Stephanie Flores 0-1-0; Totals 61-12-15.0. (Assists) – Kori McCarver 32; Allie Murray 21. (Dig leaders) – Stephanie Flores 22; Allie Murray 17; Katelyn Kershner 10; Allison Avalos 8

  Site: San Antonio, TX (Bill Greehey Arena)
  Date: Sep 18, 2009   Attend: 400   Time: 1:59   
  Referees: Brian Gibbs, Ward Kostick

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