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by: Stetson University
Volleyball Hosts Bethune-Cookman
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  09/04/2012
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Two Volusia County volleyball rivals match-up at 7 p.m. tonight as the Bethune-Cookman Lady Cats visit the Stetson Hatters at the Edmunds Center.

Stetson (1-7) hosted the Clarion Classic last weekend, and despite a near miss against Florida Atlantic, the Hatters were held without a win in four tries.  Bethune-Cookman (0-7) also lost four straight at the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic in Laramie, Wyo.

Ticket Information
General Admission tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students.  All Stetson home events are free to Stetson students, faculty, and staff with a Stetson University ID.  For more information call (386) 822-8110.

On The Web
Live stats will be available on

Live video will be available through HatterVision.  A subscription to the volleyball package is available for $9.95.  Ryan Rouse will call the play-by-play.

Fans can also get in-game twitter updates of Stetson volleyball matches all season long by following @StetsonVB from your twitter account.  Postgame recaps and statistics will be available on the Stetson Athletics website at

All-Time vs. Bethune-Cookman
In a series that dates back to 1987, Stetson is 49-4 all-time against Bethune-Cookman.  The Hatters have won the last five head-to-head meetings, as well as the last seven match-ups at the Edmunds Center.

All-Tournament Honors
Senior Monique Russell (Phoenix, Ariz.) and junior Kaley Melville (New Germany, Minn.) were selected to the Stetson Clarion Classic all-tournament team.  Russell averaged 4.38 digs/set and Melville averaged 2.75 kills/set and 3.56 digs/set.

All-Time Digs Record
Russell now ranks fourth in school history with 1084 career digs.  She needs 10 more digs to tie for second all-time and 204 more digs to set the school record:

Career Digs Leaders
1287 - Melissa Roy (1994-97)
1094 - Rebecca Orzechowicz (2005-08)
1092 - Tina Voss (1988-91)
1084 - Monique Russell (2009-Present)

Good Starts
The Hatters are 5-3 in first sets this year, but 0-8 in second sets.

Near Misses
The Hatters have lost six sets by the minimum of two points, including both fifth sets that Stetson has played.

Up Next
Stetson travels to Norfolk, Va. to compete at the NSU Spartan Classic this Friday and Saturday.

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