WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Westminster College volleyball team won its 19th-straight match with a 3-1 win at Waynesburg University in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) action Thursday night.
The Titans improved to 23-1 overall and a perfect 10-0 in the PAC, while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 4-19 overall and 0-11 in the league.
The first set went back-and-forth for the first 28 points and the game was tied at 14. Waynesburg, however, jumped out in front and never lost the lead winning 25-22. The Titans regrouped in the second set as they were ahead the entire set. Westminster took their first double-digit lead, 19-9, and eventually won 25-15, to tie the match 1-1. The Titans took their first lead of the third set, 6-5, after first-year Samantha Kelly (Irwin, PA / Penn-Trafford) earned a service ace. The Titans then went on an 8-4 run and led 14-9. Westminster did not look back and won set three, 25-17. The Yellow Jackets were ahead for the first half of the fourth set and led 14-10. Westminster came out from a timeout and orchestrated a 10-2 run and took its own four-point lead at 20-16. The Titans maintained their lead and sealed the set and the match after an ace by Kelly, 25-18.
Junior Reilly DeGeorge (Ashtabula, OH / Saint John) registered a match-high 15 kills, while senior Delaney Saxton (Cortland, OH / Brookfield) also had double-digit kills with 11. First-year Maya Steward (Los Angeles, CA / William Howard Taft) and junior Haley Farmerie (Manor, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) added eight and seven kills, respectively. DeGeorge and Kelly each had a match-high two aces. Senior Shanna Daniels (Hermitage, PA / Billy C. Ryan) led the Titans with 26 assists, while Kelly added 18. Senior Rachel Moore (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) and DeGeorge each had double-digit digs with 19 and 14, respectively. Moore’s dig total was a match-high. Farmerie added a match-best three blocks.
The Titans will host Washington & Jefferson College in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference showdown on Saturday, October 13 with an 11 a.m. start time.