Tuesday, October 29, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team won, 3-0 (25-16,25-20,25-19), over Saint Vincent Tuesday night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium on Senior Night. The Titans improved to 25-7 overall and 12-5 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Bearcats dropped to 14-15 overall and 7-9 in the conference.
Westminster's 25 wins is the most since 2002 when the Titans were 26-10 and won their first PAC Championship.
Titan senior Megan Romocean (Ravenna, OH / Southeast) led with a double-double that included a game-high 11 kills and 12 digs. Classmate Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) followed with nine kills, while junior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) added six.
The Titan defense was led by Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, OH / Western Reserve) who had 14 digs. Junior Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) registered 10 digs, followed by seniors Chrissy Volsko (Canfield, OH / Austintown Fitch) and Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) who each had seven digs. Palkovic also had a game-high 32 assists. Senior Lexi Starheim added a game-high three blocks.
Westminster will finish its regular season at Thomas More on Saturday. The starting time is set for 2 p.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.