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Volleyball: Titans Win Fifth-Straight Shutout

Saturday, September 21, 2013

MEADVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team won its fifth-straight shutout after blanking Ohio Wesleyan and Allegheny in Allegheny's Tri-Match on Saturday. The Titans topped the Bishops, 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-23) in game one and won, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-15) against the Gators in the nightcap. Westminster improved to 12-2 overall for the season.

Against the Bishops in game one, senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) led the Titan offense with 14 kills. Senior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) and juniors Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) and Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) followed with nine, eight, and seven kills, respectively. Senior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) orchestrated the offense with a team-high 40 assists. Powell led the defense with 10 digs. Romocean added one ace and a block.

In the nightcap, Romocean once again led offensively with 13 kills followed by Starheim (9), Powell (7), and senior Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) (7). Palkovic had a team-high 34 assists, while Romocean added two aces. On defense, Starheim had a team-high four blocks (two solo, two assists), while Riemer added two solo blocks.

Westminster will host a Tri-Match on Tuesday inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans will play Chatham at 4:30 p.m. and Geneva at 7:30 p.m.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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