Women’s volleyball drops three matches in past week, faces Gannon next

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 6:27 PM
Women’s volleyball drops three matches in past week, faces Gannon next by Madi Gross
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On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Edinboro Fighting Scots women’s volleyball team took a 3-0 loss against Slippery Rock University. The game was held in McComb Fieldhouse and began at 7 p.m. Edinboro put up a strong defense and played solid on offense, which led to a rather intense game. Slippery Rock took the first match with a 25-21 score, the second match with a mark of 27-25, and the third match, at 25-19.

Freshman Cierah Jackson was a leader in this game with 14 kills and 2 blocks; senior Sydney Trathen was also a leader in this game with a total of 37 assists. Freshman Molly Breier led in dis for Edinboro, with a total of 12 and two returns.

On Friday, Oct. 13, Edinboro’s women’s volleyball team added another loss to their PSAC record after a 3-0 defeat against Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Crimson Hawks. The game took place at IUP at 7 p.m. The Crimson Hawks took the first game with a 25-21 win, the second with a 29-27 score, and the third with a 25-14 mark.

Senior Jill Glover led in this match with a total of eight kills and three blocks, while senior Sydney Trathen led in assists again in this game with 27 and one error. 

Senior Challen Litwiler led in digs with 10 and four returns.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, it was Clarion University coming out on top with a 3-2 win after a five-game match against the Fighting Scots. The game took place at Clarion at 1 p.m. Clarion took the first game with a 26-24 win, but the Fighting Scots came back and took the second game with a score of 25-21. It was the Golden Eagles who took the third game with a score of 25-17, only for the Scots to come back in the fourth with a 25-23 win. 

The fifth game tiebreaker went to Clarion University with a 25-21 win over the Fighting Scots.

Freshman Cierah Jackson was once again a leader in this game with 24 kills and one block. Senior Sydney Trathen again led in assists with a total of 54 throughout the game, while Challen Litwiler led in digs with a total of 17 and one return.

After this last week of matches, the team now holds a 3-6 record in the PSAC and is 13-7 overall. 

The team will return home to McComb Fieldhouse again on Friday to face Gannon University’s Golden Knights at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday to face the Mercyhurst Lakers at 1 p.m.

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

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