Tuesday, September 24, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team split two Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) matches in its Tri-Match on Tuesday. The Titans blanked Chatham, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-18) in match one and lost, 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 25-19, 17-25, 15-13) to Geneva in a thrilling match two.
Several Titan underclassmen got experience against Chatham including sophomore Megan Prybyl (Mars, PA / North Catholic) who had a career-high 14 kills and freshman Katie Peters (Moon Township, PA / Moon Area) who set a career-mark with 24 assists. Senior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) added 12 assists, while classmate Chrissy Volsko (Canfield, OH / Austintown Fitch) led the defense with 10 digs.
In set five of the nightcap, with the game tied 12-12, Geneva scored two-straight points as the result of two Titan errors. Westminster cut Geneva's lead to 14-13 after Palkovic found senior Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) for a kill. The Golden Tornadoes won the set and the match after a controversial call that ruled Westminster's attack out-of-bounds.
Senior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) led three Titans in double-figures in kills with a career-high 19. Riemer and senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) added 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Defensively, senior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) led with a game- and career-high 29 digs. Also earning digs in double-digits were Palkovic (15), Volsko (14), and Romocean (12). Palkovic dished-out a team-high 51 assists.
The Titans will travel to Washington & Jefferson on Thursday with a starting time of 7 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.