On Friday night the lady Marauders took on the Kutztown Golden Bears in an intense volleyball match. Both teams entered the match after having four-game losing streaks and the Marauders made sure the Golden Bears left with a fifth. With many fans there to support the Marauders they took a 3-2 win on their home court.
The Marauders dominated the first set, winning 25-12, but the Golden Bears weren’t going to make it an easy win for the home team. The Golden Bears won the second set 25-17. The third set was a tough one, both teams put up a fair fight, but it was the Marauders who came out on top, winning 25-20. That gave them a 2-1 advantage in the match. The Golden Bears rallied back and won the fourth set, 25-15, which meant the teams were tied. It was a back and forth battle, but it was the Marauders that came out on top. They won the fifth and final set with a score of 15-12.
Offensively the Marauders had a total of 55 kills throughout the match, 17 of which were from freshman Samantha Agostini. On the defensive side, three more freshmen stepped up, Brooklyn Smith with a total 18 digs, and Emily Kaledas and Kayla Wallace each blocked five kill attempts.
This was only the second home win for the Marauders this season and the first time they beat the Golden Bears since the 2009 season. Despite Millersville having a young team, they showed their talent and proved they were capable of taking control of the game.
This was Millersville’s first PSAC win of the season. Their overall record is 7-8 and their PSAC record is 1-4.
The Marauders will be home again this Friday, Oct. 5, to take on Indiana University of Pennsylvania at 2 p.m. and Slippery Rock at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 6 they will go on the road traveling to Clarion to play California University of Pennsylvania at 12:30 p.m. and Clarion at 6 p.m.