Aubree Smith was named to the Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Sept. 1, 2012
Aubree Smith was named to the all-tournament team after recording 106 assists in the Musketeers three matches. Smith recorded a tournament-high-tying 46 assists in Xavier's match against Ole Miss.
Xavier fell behind by as many as six points in the first set, but a kill and service ace by Kelsey Dunaway on back-to-back plays helped the Musketeers erase the deficit and tie the set at 23-all. Marquette's Danielle Carlson and XU's Amé White exchanged kills, but the Golden Eagles closed out the set, 26-24, with a pair of assisted blocks.
After falling behind by eight-points, 22-14, in the second set, Xavier used a 7-1 run to pull within a couple of points and put some pressure on Marquette. The Golden Eagles responded with back-to-back kills to claim the set, 25-21.
The Musketeers regrouped during intermission and were on the attack from the onset of the third set. Xavier enjoyed its largest lead of the set, 12-8, after a kill by Smith. Marquette responded with five-unanswered points and forced Xavier to call a timeout. Trailing, 23-21, late in the set Xavier put up three-straight points on a solo block by Smith, a service ace from Sarah Brown and a solo block by Dunway. The Golden Eagles staved off the Musketeers set point and eventually recorded consecutive kills to end the match with a 27-25 score in the third set.
Brown finished the tournament with 40 kills and 30 digs. Alex Smith (23), White (20) and Dunaway (20) each surpassed 20 kills in the three-event.
Xavier will prepare for a mid-week match at Miami (OH) in Oxford, Ohio. The 7 p.m. match will be played Millett Hall.
Elizabeth Koberstein, Marquette (MVP)
Lindsey Gosh, Marquette
Danielle Carlson, Marquette
Ashley Veach, Ole Miss
Amanda Philpot, Ole Miss
Aubree Smith, Xavier
Kelsey Gray, Tennessee Tech