Thursday, September 1, 2016

Volleyball - Warriors fall to Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. – Sophomore Cheyenne Altland (East Berlin, Pa./Delone Catholic) led a Lycoming College volleyball team that posted seven blocks with four, but the University of Scranton used a solid hitting effort to post a 3-0 (25-11, 25-23, 25-15) non-conference win in the season opener at the Long Center on Thursday night, Sept. 1.


Altland finished with three kills and four blocks, while senior Tayler Whitman (New Cumberland, Pa./Cedar Cliff) finished with five kills and three blocks to lead the Warriors (0-1 overall). Freshman Alyssa McDevitt (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and senior Kristine Jahn (Enola, Pa./Cumberland Valley) each posted four kills.

Sophomore Emily Hepner (Leesport, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) led the team with 11 digs and freshman Emily Morris (Lake Ronkonoma, N.Y./Sachem North) led the team with 14 assists.

Kristin Kirwan led the Royals (1-0 overall) with 15 kills, as Scranton hit .204 while Lycoming hit .095. Catherine Manning hit .583 with eight kills and Morgan Rentzheimer added 10 digs and four aces. Victoria Capogna led the team with four blocks and Brittany Cafiero added 29 assists and three aces.

After Scranton took the first set by a score of 25-11, the Warriors came out strong in the second set, taking a 5-0 lead thanks to a pair of blocks from Altland and Whitman. The Warriors kept the lead, posting a 20-14 lead after a kill from Whitman. However, the Royals closed the set on an 11-3 run to post a 25-23 win. In the final set, Scranton used an opening 14-6 run en route to the 25-15 win.

The Warriors get back on the court on Saturday, Sept. 3, when they head to Wilkes University for matches against Clarks Summit (10 a.m.), Wilkes (12 p.m.) and Penn College (2 p.m.).

                            Short Box Score (Match)
                            2016 Lycoming Volleyball
              Lycoming vs Scranton (Sep 01, 2016 at Scranton, Pa.)

  Scranton def. Lycoming 25-11,25-23,25-15

  Lycoming (0-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tayler Whitman 5-0-3; Kristine
  Jahn 4-0-2; Alysa McDevitt 4-0-2; Cheyenne Altland 3-0-4; Lilly
  Singleton 2-0-0; Maggie Slawson 1-1-0; Katie Hausknecht 1-0-1; Lauren
  Fink 1-0-0; Emily Morris 1-0-0; Catherine Burger 0-0-1; Totals
  22-1-7.0. (Assists) - Emily Morris 14. (Dig leaders) - Emily Hepner
  11; Lauren Fink 5

  Scranton (1-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kristin Kirwan 15-1-3; Catherine
  Manning 8-0-0; Morgan Rentzheimer 5-4-0; Victoria Capogna 4-2-4; Megan
  Monastra 2-1-0; Brittany Cafiero 1-3-0; Shannon Savitsky 1-0-1;
  Kristen Sweeney 0-1-0; Danielle Cafiero 0-1-0; Totals 36-13-4.0.
  (Assists) - Brittany Cafiero 29. (Dig leaders) - Morgan Rentzheimer
  10; Brittany Cafiero 5

  Site: Scranton, Pa. (John Long Center)
  Date: Sep 01, 2016   Attend: 78   Time: 1:10   

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