Wednesday, September 18, 2013
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team won two Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) matches Wednesday night at the Chatham Tri-Match as it shutout Waynesburg in game one and blanked Chatham in the nightcap with a score of 3-0 in each. The Titans improved to 10-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
In game one against the Yellow Jackets, the Titans won 25-10, 25-20, and 25-20 and won game two versus the Cougars with the scores of 25-6, 25-15, and 25-16.
Five Titans had double-digit kills combined for the night led by seniors Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) and Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) and sophomore Megan Prybyl (Mars, PA / North Catholic) who led the Titan offense with 15 kills each. Senior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard), who had a team-best .571 hitting percentage, and junior Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) added 13 and 12 kills, respectively.
Westminster senior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) dished-out a team-high 47 assists in game one, while sophomore Tiffany Jackson (Las Vegas, NV / Las Vegas) had a team-high 16 assists in the nightcap.
Powell led the defense with a combined 27 digs, while senior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) followed with 21. Also registering double-digit digs were senior Chrissy Volsko (Canfield, OH / Austintown Fitch) and Prybyl with 15 and 14, respectively.
The Titans will next compete at the Allegheny Tri-Match on Saturday. Westminster will play Ohio Wesleyan at 1 p.m. and Allegheny at 3 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.