RICHMOND, Ind. - Women's volleyball improves to 3-2 in the HCAC, and adds another win on the day for icing on top.
Earlham vs. Mount St. Joseph
Earlham swept the Lions in three close sets.
On the offensive side of the ball Ashleigh Burton and Julia Stewart stood out for their ability to down the ball in the correct places. The offensive was strategic in knowing when to knock the ball down and when to dump it into empty holes. Earlham maintained their consistency from the service line earning several points off of service aces.
Defensively the Quakers kept up with Mount St. Joseph's offense, only having a few slips. Both teams traded points back and forth for most of the match but Earlham's adjustments allowed them to come out on top.
This win improves the the Quakers to 15-10 on the season and 3-2 in the HCAC.
Earlham vs. St, Mary's College
The second match of the day went to five sets as the Quakers battled it out with the Belles of St. Mary's College.
Earlham's defense held the Belles to under a .143 total kill percentage. The Quakers outmatched them in kills, assists, aces and digs.
Despite playing a complete game, Earlham lost sets two and four. Those loses can be attributed to offensive errors and lack of communication on the court. The Quakers also gave up six service aces.
After losing their second set Earlham came out swinging in the fifth set going on an eight point run to start the set. They would eventually win 15-5.
Ashleigh Burton, Caroline Mulvilhill and Abbey Zanatta led the team in kills, each tallying kills in the double digits. Megan Hedinger, Denisha Mataia and Angelica Carpio all recorded double digit digs. Megan Hedinger is only a few digs away from breaking the 26-year old Earlham dig record
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