Tuesday, November 5, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The no. 4-seeded Westminster College volleyball team won, 3-2, over the no.5-seeded Saint Vincent in the first round of the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament on Tuesday inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
The Titans (26-8) regrouped after losing 25-12 in the first set and won set two, 25-10, and set three, 25-16. Saint Vincent (16-16) rallied and won set four, 25-23, forcing a set five. Tied 3-3 in the final set, Westminster went on a 12-2 run, which was capped off with a kill from senior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity), to clinch the set and the match, 15-5.
Titan senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) led with a match-high 17 kills and tied a career- and match-high with 21 digs. Also earning a double-double was sophomore Megan Prybyl (Mars, PA / North Catholic) who had 10 kills and 11 digs, to go along with three blocks. Junior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) and seniors Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) and Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) had 11, nine, and eight kills, respectively. Palkovic led the offense with a match- and season-high 51 assists.
Also earning double-digits in digs were senior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) (16), Palkovic (11), and senior Chrissy Volsko (Canfield, OH / Austintown Fitch) (11). Riemer added a team-high five blocks, followed by Starheim with four.
Westminster will play the no. 1-seeded Bethany on Friday at 6 p.m. in the PAC Semifinals in Bethany, W. Va.
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 Forbes.com. 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.