Air Force Earns Comeback Win over Denver

Sept. 25, 2012

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force volleyball team closed out its seven-match homestand with a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over in-state rival Denver at the Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9 victory improved the Falcons' record to 7-9 and 4-3 on their home court.

Freshman Maggie Sherrill paced the Falcons with a career-high 18 kills, while junior Cami Richan and freshman Felicia Clement added kill totals of 14 and 11, respectively. Sophomore Hillary Keltner recorded 48 assists and earned her 11th double-double of the year with 10 digs. Defensively, sophomore Ayesha Hein accounted for five blocks (all assisted), while senior Maiya Perich led all players with 23 digs.

Perich was one of three Falcons to tallied double-digit dig totals, joining Keltner and freshman Rebecca Bates, who added 11. Bates also accounted for a career-best four service aces, while Hein and junior Josalynn Wise each added two.

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The Falcons, who finished the non-conference season with a 6-8 mark, return to Mountain West action on Friday, Sept. 28, when they travel to Boise State for a 7 p.m., matchup with the Broncos.