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Women’s volleyball starts season 4-0 for first time since 2011

Mike Eshleman
Staff Writer

Millersville woman’s volleyball played two games on Friday against Goldey-Beacom and Virginia Union and did not drop a single set. They went on to play two games on Saturday against Holy Family and Chestnut Hill, only dropping one set against Chestnut Hill. This great start has the volleyball team sitting at 4-0 for the first time since 2011.

Women’s volleyball opened the season 4-0 with a strong weekend.
Women’s volleyball opened the season 4-0 with a strong weekend.

In Friday’s first match against Goldey-Beacom (1-1), Millersville battled against the Lightning in the first set and came out on top 25-22 before dominating the next two sets by a score of 25-13 each. The Marauders had 37 kills to Goldey-Beacom’s 26 and had five less errors. Junior outside hitter Kayla Wallace led the team with eight kills and one block while freshman setter Victoria Biggins registered 31 assists. In the second game of the day against Virginia Union, Millersville was able to shut them down the first two sets by a score of 25-11 in each set. The third set was a little more difficult. This set contained 11 ties and five lead changes, but Millersville was able to end it by scoring the last two points and they won the third set 26-24. Victoria Biggins dished out 35 assists in this match while fellow freshman Erin Harman was able to lead the Marauders with 10 kills.

Millersville was able to carry this momentum into Saturday’s games by sweeping Holy Family in three sets, the first two by a score of 25-14 and then the third 25-18. Millersville only committed nine errors in this one while Holy Family had 18. The Marauders ended the third set on a 14-5 run that put Holy Family away and secured the win.

Freshman Stephanie Kovacs was in double digits for kills with 11 while Victoria Biggins piled up 32 assists. In game number two of the day against Chestnut Hill, the Marauders smooth sailing continued with a 25-21 win in the first set. The winning streak of 10 straight sets came to an end as the Griffins of Chestnut Hill won the second set by a score of 17-25. The Marauders did not let this loss rattle them as they handled the next two sets with relative ease, winning ist Brooklyn Smith is now fifth in career digs with 1,242.

Starting the season hot at 4-0 in the Marauder Clash, the team will move on to the Wilmington Tournament and face the Bentley Falcons on September 12th in Newark, Delaware.