Volleyball: Titans Drop Hard Fought Match to Thiel, 3-0, on Senior Night

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team dropped, 0-3 (21-25, 19-25, 21-25), to the visiting Thiel Tomcats Thursday on Senior Night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans fell to 21-9 overall and 11-6 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Tomcats improved to 20-7 overall and 13-3 in the conference.

Set one was tied 18-18, however Thiel won after a 7-3 run. In the second set, Westminster was up 6-1, however the Tomcats rallied seven points to go up 8-6 and would stay ahead for the rest of the set. Down 10-20 in the third set, Westminster kept fighting and orchestrated a 10-3 run to cut Thiel's lead to 23-20 before losing 25-21.

Westminster senior Tara Incerpi (Carrollton, OH / Minerva), who was recognized before the match, earned a game-high 21 digs. Junior Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) added 10 digs, while junior Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) had nine. Palkovic also led the Titan offense with six kills, followed by sophomore Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) who had five. Junior Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) tied a game-high three blocks.

The Titans will host Thomas More at 5 p.m. on Saturday in their final regular season match.

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 377 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.

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