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LATROBE, Pa. – The Westminster College volleyball team won, 3-1, at Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Saint Vincent College in its regular season finale Saturday afternoon.
The Titans were in control of the first set taking their first double-digit lead at 14-4 and its largest lead of the frame at 24-9 for a convincing 25-10 win. The Bearcats held a 5-3 lead in the second set, however, Westminster went on a 9-0 run to take a 12-5 lead. The Titans maintained their lead and won set two, 25-16. The Bearcats took their first lead in the third set, 24-23. Westminster tied it at 24, but Saint Vincent scored two-straight points to capture set three, 26-24. Down 5-3 early in the fourth set, Westminster came alive and outscored the Bearcats 22-4 for a 25-9 dominant set three victory.
Junior Reilly DeGeorge (Ashtabula, OH / Saint John) led the Titan offense as she tied a career-high with a match-high 18 kills. Senior Delaney Saxton (Cortland, OH / Brookfield) also had double-digit kills with 13. First-year Becky Adelman (Mogadore, OH / Waterloo) added eight kills, while classmate Maya Steward (Los Angeles, CA / William Howard Taft) had five. First-year Samantha Kelly (Irwin, PA / Penn-Trafford) dished out a match-high 21 assists, while senior Shanna Daniels (Hermitage, PA / Billy C. Ryan) earned 18. Daniels and classmate Mackensie Garris (Meadville, PA / Saegertown) led the Titans with two service aces apiece. Senior Rachel Moore (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) led the defense with a match-high 33 digs, her sixth 30-plus dig performance of the season. DeGeorge (17), Daniels (14), and Kelly (10) also registered double-digit digs. Adelman, Saxton, and junior Haley Farmerie (Manor, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) each had a team-high three blocks.
Westminster has clinched the top seed and hosting rights for the PAC Tournament Semifinal and Final Rounds, which begin on Friday, Nov. 2. The Titans will play the winner of the Quarterfinals match between fifth-seeded Grove City College and fourth-seeded Geneva College in the first of two Semifinals at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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