Fighting Scots stop SRU on Senior Night

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 11:06 PM
Fighting Scots stop SRU on Senior Night  by Becca Martin
Sydney Trathen and Edinboro women's volleyball defeated Slippery Rock on Senior Night in McComb Fieldhouse (Contributed Photo/EU Sports Information).

Last Tuesday night the Edinboro women’s volleyball team came out on top, yet again.

The Fighting Scots defeated Slippery Rock in four matches on their senior night. They recognized their four seniors — Maria Concheck, Katie Felix, Marah Maycock and Breanna Gardner, in a pre- game ceremony. They ended the evening celebrating their 15th straight victory, boosting their overall record to 28-2 and 17-1 in the PSAC play. The scores were 25-15, 25-17, 18-25 and 25-12.

“We started the match strong. We faltered a bit in the third game, making a lot of unforced errors, but we kept our composure and came out strongest in the fourth game,” junior transfer Vic Severo said. “We were able to pass well consistently and put the ball down better in the fourth game, while also putting up some strong blocks. We ultimately met our goal for the game and won.”

Challen Litwiler finished the night with a team-high 11 kills, while contributing 14 digs. Severo added 10 kills, three block solos and an ace. Concheck contributed seven kills and five blocks.

“I think Maria [Concheck] did a nice job of going in. She’s a good blocker and that’s what we were really hoping for from her and she ended up taking some good swings. She did a good job,” head coach Missy Soboleski said.

Sydney Trathen finished with 19 assists for the night, while defensively Maycock finished with a team-high 22 digs, moving her into fifth place in career digs with 1,512. Megan Screptock had 11 of her own digs, four kills and two blocks.

“I think tonight went well, it was a nice night for our seniors, they got a lot of playing time,” Sobolseki said. “I think we look good, I think we’re passing the ball where we should.”

As for the rest of the season, Soboleski explained that their main focus is first contact and serving.

The third game the Scots struggled a little bit with unforced errors, but rebounded well and came out strong in the fourth game.

“Slippery Rock made about four hitting errors in the first four points so it kind of gave us a little bit of a breather. As soon as we had the 4-0 lead, 5-0 lead, they kind of went OK, ‘we’re OK’. Slippery Rock gave us some confidence coming into the fourth game,” Soboleski stated.

Edinboro faced Mercyhurst on Friday and Gannon on Saturday. The Scots returned to McComb Fieldhouse on Tuesday to battle Ursuline in Boro’s regular season home finale. The ladies hit the road to face Seton Hill on Friday and California (Pa.) on Saturday to wrap up the regular season.

Becca Martin is a Copy Editor for The Spectator. 

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