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RADNOR, Pa. (Titan Athletics)– The Westminster College volleyball team lost, 3-2, to Lebanon Valley College in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Volleyball Championship Quarterfinals on Saturday. Cabrini University served as host.
The Dutchmen won set one, 25-12. The Titans answered with a 25-18 set two victory, a set they never trailed. Lebanon Valley came out strong in set three and won 25-13. Westminster answered again with a set that it was in front for the entire time and won set four 25-19. Westminster was down in the final set, 6-3, however responded with a 5-0 run and led 8-6. The Dutchmen followed with a 4-0 run to take a 10-8 lead. The Titans tied the set four times with the latest coming at 14-14. Lebanon Valley sealed the set and the match with a 2-0 run to win set five 16-14.
The Dutchmen improved to 19-12 and advance to the Semifinals. The Titans end the season with an overall record of 30-4, posting back-to-back 30-win seasons. Just four teams in school history have won at least 30 matches in a season.
Senior Delaney Saxton (Cortland, OH / Brookfield) and junior Reilly DeGeorge (Ashtabula, OH / Saint John) each led the Titan offense with 13 kills apiece. Saxton finished her career with 1,040 kills, good for ninth all-time in school history. First-years Maya Steward (Los Angeles, CA / William Howard Taft) and Becky Adelman (Mogadore, OH / Waterloo) each knocked down nine kills. Adelman also had a match-best five blocks. Senior Rachel Moore (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) led the Westminster defense with a match- and career-high 41 digs. Moore finished her career with 1,720 digs, fourth-best in school history. DeGeorge (25), senior Shanna Daniels (Hermitage, PA / Billy C. Ryan) (13), and senior Mackensie Garris (Meadville, PA / Saegertown) (12) also tallied double-digit digs. Garris added a match-best four aces. Daniels also dished out a team-high 27 assists, while first-year Samantha Kelly (Irwin, PA / Penn-Trafford) had 21. Daniels finished her career with 2,079 assists, which ranks 10th all-time in program history.

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