PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Entering today's match, the women's volleyball team were 6-2 at home where they averaged 10.9 kill/set, 9.3 assists/set & 16.7 digs/set. In today's hard-fought 3-1 loss against Medaille, the Redhawks averaged 6.8 kills/set, 6.8 assists/set, & 14.5 digs/set. La Roche is now 4-4 in conference play this season and 6th in the AMCC standings. They are currently a half-game up on the Pitt Greensburg Bobcats who face Pitt Bradford today. La Roche defeated Pitt Greensburg back on October 8th, 3-1. The last two games against Franciscan (10/30) and D'Youville (11/2) are critical for the Lady Redhawks. If they are able to win them both, they will secure their spot in the conference postseason. A loss in either game could push them out of the playoff picture.
Final: La Roche: 1, Medaille: 3
Records: La Roche (6-18, AMCC: 4-4), Medaille (5-20, 3-5)
In the first set, the Redhawks dominated the Mavericks. La Roche jumped out to a 15-7 lead behind Junior middle hitter Ingrid Spear's three solo blocks. La Roche would go on to win the set by a score of 25-13.
The momentum shifted in the second set. Medaille took a 10-4 lead to start the set and never looked back. They finished the set on a 5-0 run to even the match at one set a piece.
The final two sets were similar stories. La Roche held a 3-2 lead early in the third set but Medaille would go on a 22-9 run to go up 2-1 in the match. At the beginning of the fourth set, the Redhawks once again help the lead early (9-6), but would allow Medaille to go on an 8-2 run to take the lead. The Mavericks never looked back and won the fourth set 25-21.
LEADING THE ATTACK: Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie Jeric led La Roche with 8 kills. Defensivley, Jeric also finished with 9 digs.
SET EM' UP: Senior Bailey McDonald led the Redhawks with 19 assists. On the defensive side of the ball, Bailey also recorded 8 digs.
AT THE NET: Spear tied her career-high with six blocks on the day (4 solo & 2 assisted). She has hit the mark four other times this season. Ingrid's 49 solo-blocks this season are 2nd best in NCAA Division III and 19 more than the next highest in the AMCC.
NEXT UP: La Roche plays their final away game of the season next Wednesday, October 30th against Franciscan. Match time is set for 7:00 p.m.