PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Women's volleyball fell to 4-10 on the season after the Westminster Titans defeated the Redhawks 3-0 at the Kerr Sport and Fitness Center. Tonight's win marks the sixth straight for the Titans in their nearly perfect season thus far. For the Redhawks, the defeat marks their 7th straight loss.
In the first set, the Redhawks remained competitive, coming back from a seven point deficit to bring the game within three late. But the Titans proved too mighty and bested the Rehawks 25-21.
In the second set, La Roche hung tight and were tied with the Titans 11-11 half-way through, but Wesminster's 14-6 run gave them a 2-0 lead heading into the final set. Mackenzie Jeric had an impressive 8 kills through the first two sets, that's more than she has had in 12 total matches this year.
Similar to the second set, the Redhawks were tied with the Titans half-way through the third set (12-11) until Westminster went on a 13-5 run to win the match.
Final Score: La Roche: 0, Westminster: 3
Set Scores: (21-25, 17-25, 16-25)
Records: La Roche (4-10), Wesminster (13-1)
LEADING THE ATTACK: Freshman outsite hitter Mackenzie Jeric led the Redhawks in kills for the second straight match, posting 12 total on the night, marking her second highest count in a match this season. In her last two performances against Oberlin and Westminster, Jeric has recorded 27 kills, an average of 13.5 kills/match. Prior to those matches, she averaged 4.6 kills/match.
SET EM' UP: Senior setter Bailey McDonald led the Redhawks tonight in assists with 21. McDonald has recorded 20 or more assists in four of her last five matches and is currently ranked 8th in the AMCC with 4.29 assists/set.
BACK ROW PLAY: Junior right side hitter Reilee Bradford led the Redhawks with 14 digs on the evening. It's her second highest mark in a single match this season.
AT THE LINE: Junior middle hitter Ingrid Spear recorded a team-high four blocks on the night to compliment her seven kills. Spear is currently ranked 3rd in the AMCC in blocks/set (0.80), fourth in total blocks (41) and second in hitting percentage (.266). Proof she is one of the most well rounded players in the entire conference.
NEXT UP: The Redhawks next challenege is this Thursday (9/26) when they head out to University Heights to take on the John Carroll Blue Streaks at 7:00 PM