Friday, November 4, 2011
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team's season came to an end Friday night as the fifth-seeded Titans were eliminated by top-seeded Geneva, 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-19), in the semifinal round of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Tournament hosted by Geneva. The Titans finish the season with a 20-12 record, their best since 2008, while Geneva advanced to the finals with a record of 26-8.
Sophomore middle blocker Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) led the Titans with 13 kills and two blocks, followed by senior outside hitter Tara Ott (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) with five kills.
Senior setter Jessie Szakacs (Youngstown, Pa./Liberty) piloted the Titan offense with 22 assists to go with 14 digs. Junior defensive specialist Tara Incerpi (Carrollton, Pa./Minerva) led Westminster with 19 digs.
Ashley Davis and Maggie Bowersox powered the Geneva offense with 13 and 10 kills, respectively.
During the match Incerpi became the fifth Titan in team history to post 1,500 career digs as she now has 1,507 entering her senior year. Incerpi also ranks 10th in team history with 133 aces.
Three of Westminster's seniors also finished their careers ranked in the top 10 in team history in three other statistical categories. Ott finished her career with 968 career kills, good for 10th in team history; Szakacs completed her career with 3,309 assists which ranks second at Westminster; and senior middle blocker Lindsay Speidel (Ravenna, Ohio/Southeast) rounded out her career with 267 blocks ranking her eighth all-time.
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.