DU dominates in regular season finale

Sarah Blum had 5 digs and 2 aces in a straight-set win at Earlham on Friday.
Sarah Blum had 5 digs and 2 aces in a straight-set win at Earlham on Friday.

Denison dominated Earlham 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-14) in the final match of the 2012 regular season on Friday evening from Richmond, Ind.

Every member on the Big Red roster saw action in DU's straight-set victory against the Quakers.  Leading the way for the Denison offense was the first-year trio of Kenzie Kuhn, Elena Lein and Brittany Perry.  Kuhn recorded a game-high 13 kills to go along with a solo block, while Lein and Perry each logged eight finishers.  Lein went a perfect 8-for-8 in two sets, while Perry's total came off 17 attempts.

Also aiding the Big Red attack was sophomore setter Jessica Borsani and junior transfer Sarah Blum.  Borsani dished out 41 assists in three sets, while Blum logged a pair of service aces. 

Sophomore libero Emily Marguerite totaled 13 digs on the night.  Also racking up significant digs were Borsani (7), first-year Sydney Garverick (6), Allie Becker (5) and Blum (5).  At the net, sophomore Emily Dean posted a pair of solo blocks.

The Big Red ends the regular season with a 19-9 record, while the Quakers fall to 6-19.  Denison's 19 victories mark the most since 2005 when DU posted a 19-10 record.

Denison looks to secure its first 20-win season since 2004 when they open North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament play against the College of Wooster on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m.  All NCAC Tournament matches will be played at Wittenberg.