Volleyball: Titans Lose in Five Sets to Geneva

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team forced a final set after winning 25-20 in set four, however lost to the visiting Geneva Golden Tornadoes, 15-7, in the deciding set Wednesday night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans' eight match winning-streak came to a halt and they dropped to 20-8 overall and 10-5 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). Geneva improved to 19-8 overall and 10-4 in the conference.

Geneva took game one, 25-20. The Titans regrouped and won set two, 25-16, that was paced by a fast start with a 15-3 run. The Golden Tornadoes never lost the lead in set three and won 25-21. Tied 10-10 in set four, Westminster took control after a 9-1 run to capture a 25-20 victory. The Titans were tied 5-5 in the fifth and final set, however the Geneva won the match, 15-7, after a 10-2 route.

Junior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) led the Titan offense with 10 kills, while classmates Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) and Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) added nine and eight kills, respectively. Four Titans were in double figures on defense led by junior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) who tied a season-high with 16 digs. Senior Tara Incerpi (Carrollton, OH / Minerva), junior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity), and Romocean added 15, 15, and 14 digs, respectively. Starheim added four blocks, while sophomore Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) earned three.

Westminster will travel to Grove City on Saturday 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 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.

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