Tuesday, October 25, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - By equaling its win total from last year, the Westminster College volleyball team beat Saint Vincent, 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 10-25, 25-14), at home Tuesday to improve to 18-10 on the year and 10-6 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Titans have now won 18 or more matches in 21 of the last 24 seasons. Saint Vincent falls to 18-10 and 8-8 in the PAC.
Senior outside hitter Tara Ott (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) led the Titans with 10 kills to go with 12 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) and freshman middle blocker Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny) each posted eight kills and five blocks.
Senior setter Jessie Szakacs (Youngstown, Ohio/Liberty) paced the Titans with 27 assists to go with 13 digs and junior defensive specialist Tara Incerpi (Carrollton, Ohio/Minerva) totaled a team-high 16 digs.
Taylor Guido and Natalie Hozak led Saint Vincent with 18 and 14 kills, respectively.
Westminster hosts Waynesburg Thursday at 7 p.m. in the final regular season home match of the season.
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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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.