Double-dip = split city for volleyball on Saturday


Jenny Pry is all smiles after a Raider victory.

It was Dig Pink Day at Shippensburg University as the Shippensburg volleyball team rallied to defeat PSAC rival Kutztown University, 3-1 from Heiges Field House.

Set scores were 25-18 (SU), 23-25 (KU), 25-17 (SU), and 25-18 (SU).

The Raiders collected donations for the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer awareness month. KU wore pink jerseys in the game.

Jill Edwards stole the show, finishing the day with 20 kills for a .308 hitting percentage, 16 digs, and two blocks. Rachel Smicker also had a great day, finishing with 13 kills and three block assists.
Senior Jenny Pry nearly had a double-double, putting up nine kills and 11 digs. Erin Flick had seven kills, and freshman Taylor Gottshall had an unassisted block and four block assists.

The Raiders could not keep their recent momentum going against the Fairmount State University Fighting Falcons, playing them just mere hours after their KU victory, falling in straight sets, 3-0.

Set scores were 15-25, 17-25, and 17-25.

The Raiders’ physical depletion mirrored their playing performance. They never led a set by more than three points. The Falcons came out fighting from the very start, finishing with just 10 attack errors and a .316 hitting average, as opposed to the Raiders’ .48 hitting percentage.

Edwards led SU once again with nine kills and a .125 hitting percentage. Senior setter Andrea Heimsoth finished with 19 assists, while Murphy had 12 digs. SU finished with 10 block assists, three of those courtesy of Gottshall.

The Raiders return home on Oct. 12 for a 7 p.m. showdown with the East Stroudsburg University Warriors. They are looking to build on a succesful season.

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