Volleyball drops weekend road trip games

Category:  Sports
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 9:08 AM

The Fighting Scots volleyball team wrapped up their last regular season away matches this past weekend, collecting only losses on the road. 

On Friday, the team went to the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, who would take the match 3-1 against Edinboro. With the win Pitt-Johnstown improved their record to 15-11 and 9-5 in the PSAC. Edinboro moved to 13-11 overall and 6-8 in the PSAC. 

The Mountain Cats took the first set with a score of 25-16. ‘Boro would get the win in the second set 25-21. Pitt-Johnstown would take the third set with a 25-17 margin and the fourth and final set with a score of 25-18.

Freshman Sally Sterkel led in kills for the team in the match with a total of 14 kills. She also recorded 4 blocks. Sophomore Molly Breier had a total of 6 assists, 11 digs and 6 returns in the match. 

Edinboro had a total of 44 assists. Freshman Alicia Eldredge recorded 37 of those assists (801 on the season), and also had 1 return and 12 digs. 

Pitt-Johnstown had a total of 42 assists, 36 of which came from sophomore J.C. Longeville. After this weekend, she has a total of 852 assists for the season. 

After their match on Friday, the Fighting Scots looked to add a win at Shippensburg University on Saturday. At the end of the four-set match, though, it was the Red Raiders who came out victorious.  Shippensburg is now 22-5 overall and 12-3 in the PSAC.

In the first set, the Red Raiders gained a 1-0 advantage over the Fighting Scots with a set score of 25-19. The Fighting Scots would keep the score close in the second set and tied the match with a win of 25-22. ‘Boro fell in the third set 25-16 and Shippensburg would move to 2-1 in the match. In the fourth set, the Fighting Scots would keep the score close but fall in a 25-22 score.

Again Eldredge would lead in assists for Edinboro, recording 33 of the team’s total 48 in the match. Shippensburg had a total of 45 assists, 36 of which came from sophomore Emily Hangen, who has 1,047 assists on the season. 

Senior Megan Screptock led the team in digs with a total of 13, and freshman Cierah Jackson led the team in kills with a total of 17. Jackson’s total now sits at 283 kills for the 2018 season.

The Fighting Scots finish out the rest of the regular season with home matches. The team will face off against Mercyhurst University Friday and against Gannon University Saturday, with both matches starting at 6 p.m. in McComb Fieldhouse.

Madi Gross can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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