Tuesday, November 1, 2011
GREENVILLE, Pa. - For the 10th straight year the Westminster College volleyball team has advanced to at least the semifinal round of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Tournament after the fifth-seeded Titans won at fourth-seeded Thiel, 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 15-7), Tuesday night. With the win the Titans also clinched their 18th season in program history with 20 or more wins and their first since 2008.
Westminster improves to 20-11 and it will play at top-seeded Geneva Friday at 6 p.m. Thiel finishes its season with a 19-11 record.
Senior outside hitter Tara Ott (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) and sophomore outside hitter Megan Romocean (Ravenna, Ohio/Southeast) led the Titans with 14 and 12 kills, respectively.
Senior setter Jessie Szakacs (Youngstown, Ohio/Liberty) handed out 31 assists and junior defensive specialist Tara Incerpi (Carrollton, Ohio/Minerva) scooped 29 digs.
At the net, freshman middle blocker Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny) led the Titans with six blocks (2 solo) and sophomore middle blocker Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) logged five blocks (2 solo).
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.