Saturday, September 7, 2013CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Westminster College volleyball team won its two matches on Friday in day one of the Marcia French Memorial Invitational. The Titans won, 3-0, over Medaille and defeated Baldwin-Wallace, 3-1.
Senior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) and junior Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) set career-highs in digs with 40 and 17, respectively, while senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) tied a career-high with 17.
Westminster defeated Medaille, 25-12, 25-14, and 25-20. Senior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard), Powell, and senior Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) led the offense with nine, eight, and seven kills, respectively. Riemer was a perfect seven-for-seven. Junior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) added four kills.
Senior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) led the team with 22 assists, while freshman Katie Peters (Moon Township, PA / Moon Area) earned a career-high 13 assists. Following Powell's career-high 17 digs, senior Chrissy Volsko (Canfield, OH / Austintown Fitch) added nine digs with one ace. Starheim also had a team-high two solo blocks.
In game two, the Titans won 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, and 25-20 over the Yellow Jackets. Romocean led with a double-double of 18 kills and 19 digs and also had one ace. Starheim followed as she tied a career-high with 15 kills and added two blocks with one ace. Following Ferrando's career-high 40 digs, Powell had 13 and was one kill away from a double-double. Powell had a team-high 36 assists and added two aces.
Westminster will finish the two-day tournament tomorrow as it faces John Carroll at 10 a.m. and Wooster at 12 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 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.