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‘Ville volleyball shut out twice

Mike Eshleman
Staff Writer

It was a rough weekend for the Millersville women’s volleyball team as they dropped two straight matches against Pitt-Johnstown and Lock Haven Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Outside hitter Kayla Wallace recorded 10 kills over the weekend.
Outside hitter Kayla Wallace recorded 10 kills over the weekend.

Pitt-Johnstown was able to sweep Millersville in straight sets to win the match 3-0. The Mountain Cats had a red-hot hitting percentage of .319 while the Marauders registered a percentage of just .038. Pitt Johnstown opened the first set on a 9-3 run and ended up winning the set by a score of 25-12. Millersville was able to keep it slightly closer in the next set and actually came out of the gates on a 10-4 run. However, after being down 17-14, Pitt-Johnstown went on an 11-4 run and ended up taking the second set by a decision of 25-21. The Marauders just simply could not keep up with the Mountain Cats’ offense as Pitt-Johnstown hit .312 in the third and final set and won by a score of 25-13.
The Mountain Cats are now 11-9 with a 7-7 record in the PSAC while this loss dropped the Marauders to 9-13 with a PSAC record of 3-11. Next up was a match at Lock Haven which on Saturday which did not go much better. The Marauders fell to the Bald Eagles in three sets.

Lock Haven opened this match with 17 kills and only six errors on 41 attacks. Millersville dropped the first set 25-18 with a hitting percentage of just .154 while Lock Haven recorded a percentage of .268. Millersville then went on to drop the next two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-18, respectively.
Millersville’s Kayla Wallace and Katie Lesinski led the way with six kills each. Victoria Biggins registered 15 assists and Brooklyn Smith totaled 22 digs. This loss dropped the team to a record of 9-14 with a 3-12 PSAC record while Lock Haven improves to 15-8 with a 9-6 PSAC record on the season.