On Monday, Sept. 17 the women’s volleyball team defeated Alvernia College 3-0. This brings the Cavaliers to their third straight win, improving to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.
The team also beat Swarthmore College on Sunday, Sept. 16 with a 3-2 victory.
To recap an intense match that took place at home on Saturday, Sept. 8 against DeSales University, the Cavaliers lost 3-1. The women showed great skill throughout the the start of the matches, but lost the momentum toward the end.
In the books for the night, junior Lindsay Martin registered 19 kills and an impressive 35 digs, sophomore Traci Beltz added 13 kills and sophomore Lizzie Williams added a season-high 50 assists.
Danielle Finnegan, a junior elementary and special education major, said, “We came out strong to start each game and took the lead right away. There was no question in the beginning about who was in control of the game.”
Although the women felt strong, Finnegan also said, “The low points of the game were when they came from behind and we gave up some very crucial points.”
Beltz, a sophomore exercise science and health promotion major, said, “We play really well together as a team when we talk and if we keep up the talk, we do a great job of keeping the ball off the floor on our side and getting down on theirs.”