Tuesday, October 2, 2012NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team lost 3-1 to visiting Bethany College in a highly competitive match Tuesday night at Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans dropped to 12-7 overall and 6-4 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Bison improved to 17-4 overall and 8-1 in the league.
The Titans were winning 22-20 in the first set, however could not hold onto the lead as Bethany scored five-straight points to win 25-22. Westminster was down 13-19 in set two, however orchestrated a 7-1 to tie it 20-20 after junior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA/Trinity) assisted junior Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA/Mount Lebanon) for a kill. The Titans would win set two, 25-22, after a service ace from Palkovic. Bethany was in control for the majority of set three as they won 25-23. Westminster was up late in the fourth set, 18-14, however the Bison went on a 7-0 run and would not look back winning the set and the math 25-22.
Palkovic led Westminster with a double-double with a team-high 46 assists and 10 digs. Riemer led the Titan attack with 14 kills, while sophomore Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA/North Allegheny) earned nine kills. Junior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH/Southeast) was two digs away from a double-double as she had 12 kills and eight digs. Leading the defense was senior Tara Incerpi (Carrollton, OH/Minerva) and freshman Megan Prybyl (Mars, PA/North Catholic) with 19 and 12 digs, respectively. Freyermuth and Riemer added four and three blocks, respectively.
The Titans will host Waynesburg at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
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 377 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 42 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.