Volleyball team strives to get better following poor start

The women’s volleyball team is starting to see improvement throughout the season.

The lady Marauders have won two out of their last three matches, beating Philadelphia University and Bloomfield.

The team’s last win came Saturday against Bloomfield where they won all three sets with no difficulty.

Juniors Emily Bires and Meredith Sinback led the way for the Marauders against Bloomfield. Sinback had five kills, four digs, four service aces and 18 assists.

Bires was productive with three service aces, eight kills and five digs. Freshman Allison Huss provided a glimpse at the future having eight kills, three service aces and three blocking assists.

Saturday provided plenty of excitement as Millersville took Lock Haven (15-0) into four games and almost upset the undefeated team.

In the early match Millersville provided a good showing against a good team, as the improvements continue with this young team.

Meredith Sinback might make another appearance on the All-PSAC East team with the performances she has been having. Against Lock Haven she posted 10 kills, 17 assists, four digs and four blocking assists.

Impressive performances did not end with veterans, as Freshman Devin Fourtney had five kills, an assist and 14 digs.

Allison Huss continues her solid freshman campaign with four kills, four digs, an assist and a couple of blocks. After a 0-4 start to the season the Women’s volleyball team is 3-3 in their last six games.

Junior Emily Bires has been great, averaging over two kills and five assists a game. She already has 108 kills and 220 assists on the year.

Senior Laura Navin is a true leader in the back court with 103 digs averaging almost three digs each game.

Freshmen Allison Huss, Brittney Lease and Hannah Duckworth have been receiving playing time with good reason.

Huss is second on the team in kills and blocks providing two kills a game and having 18 blocks on the year. Lease is second on the team in assists having 105 which is more then three assists a game.
Lease and Huss are both tied for second on the team with 12 service aces this year. Hannah Duckworth is first on the team in blocks with 25 and third on the team for kills with 55.

Heading to Cheyney (0-3) the Lady Marauders look to continue their momentum and find their first PSAC East win.

“We work really hard and have really started to gel together on and off the court,” said Senior Laura Navin.

The Women’s Volleyball team comes back home to Millersville on Saturday September 30 to face a solid Kutztown (9-5) team.
The Marauders hope that their recent success will continue.

“We have put in a lot of hard work and our teamwork has improved,” said Navin.

Kutztown is having success overall but struggling to compete in the PSAC East as they are 1-3 in conference play.