Wednesday, October 23, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team blanked Thiel, 3-0, on Wednesday night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans extend their winning-streak to six and improved to 24-6 overall and 11-4 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Tomcats dropped to 2-24 overall and 2-12 in the conference.
The Titans won 25-23, 25-12, and 25-13. Thiel kept it close in the third set by only being down 14-12, however Westminster went on a 11-1 run to end the set and the match.
Titan senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) led the offense with a game-high 12 kills. Classmate Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) followed with seven kills to go along with a game-high three block assists. Senior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) earned six kills and a solo block, while junior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) had seven kills and a block assist. Junior Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) added six kills to go along with 14 digs. Senior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) led the defense with a game-high 16 digs. Also earning double-digit digs for Westminster was senior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) who had 11 in addition to her game-high 31 assists and four kills.
Westminster will travel to Geneva on Saturday with a starting time of 11 a.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.