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Volleyball: Westminster Tops PAC Foe W&J in Straight Sets

Thursday, September 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team won, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-17), at Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson on Thursday. The Titans improved to 14-3 overall and 5-2 in the PAC, while the Presidents dropped to 7-3 overall and 0-3 in league play.

This was the 11th time this season that Westminster has won in straight sets.

Titan PAC Player of the Week senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) led the Titan offense with a match-15 kills. Seniors Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) and Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) and junior Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) followed with nine, eight and seven kills, respectively.

Westminster senior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) led three Titans in double-figure digs with a match-high 21. Powell and Romocean added 13 and 10, respectively. Starheim also had a match-high six blocks, while Romocean added five. Senior setter Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) had a match-high 34 assists.

The Titans are back on the court next Tuesday when they host Bethany at 7 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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