After three straight wins, Rock volleyball falls to Clarion

Published by adviser, Author: Brian Hepfinger - Rocket Contributor, Date: September 28, 2012

The Slippery Rock women’s volleyball team headed to West Chester University this past weekend to participate in the PSAC crossover tournament. The team went up against West Chester on their first day of action, winning 3-0 by sets of 25-21, 25-18, and 25-17.
Freshman Morgan Tyree had 10 kills while freshman Shelby Obitts had nine kills of her own. Senior Sarah Cadwallader and sophomore Michelle Hren both had five kills each. Junior Caroline Houston had five kills and 13 digs while senior Hannah McShea had 11 digs. Sophomore Janna Reilly had 17 assists and junior Alexandra Fleagle added 11 assists.
On their second day of action, the ladies went up against Cheyney University and Kutztown University. In the match against Cheyney, the Green and White won in three sets, winning 25-12, 25-8, and 25-11.

Obitts had eight kills. Senior Lexi Arnold had seven kills and five service aces. Junior Lauren Rojek and freshman Kristen Smith both had five kills each. Junior Kayla Woo had five service aces and 11 digs.
In the match against Kutztown, the Rock won in three sets for the third consecutive time.  The team won 25-13, 25-14, and 25-12. Obitts had 11 kills and three service aces. Cadwallader and Tyree both had nine kills each. Reilly had 13 assists and 13 digs. Houston had nine kills and two blocks. McShea finished with 13 digs. The team ended the weekend going 3-0, while improving their overall record to 10-4.
The Rock had an open play match Tuesday night against Clarion University. The ladies lost in three sets, losing 16-25, 16-25, and 14-25. Tyree and Houston both had six kills each.  Obitts had four kills while Cadwallader and senior Hayley Wilson each had three kills. Fleagle had 10 assists, Reilly contributed six assists, and McShea had 14 digs.
Rojek thought that the team did great at the tournament.
“We didn’t give other teams opportunities to slip back into matches,” Rojek said.
She went on to say that even though the team did well, they have to keep working hard.

“We know that we played disciplined, but we have to raise our level of play.”
The team is 10-5 overall, and 3-1 in the PSAC-West. The ladies will have a home match against Mercyhurst University Friday at 7 p.m. at Morrow Field House.


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