Volleyball bounces back, overtakes WCU in straight sets


Erin Flick with the kill early on against WCU.

The Shippensburg University volleyball team rebounded from a drubbing against No. 17 Wheeling Jesuit University on Tuesday to overtake the West Chester University Golden Rams in straight sets, 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 at Heiges Field House on Friday night.

In a night where fans were encouraged to wear red for the “Red Out,” the Raiders left the Golden Rams seeing red after Friday night’s thrashing.

From the get-go, SU took advantage of WCU’s attack errors, building a cushion in the first set. The Raiders used 11 kills in the first set to garner some momentum for the rest of the match.

The rest of the match was of little competition for SU. The Raiders’ hitting percentage was a solid 24.7 percent, while the Golden Rams hit only 10.9 percent throughout the match.

Jill Edwards and Samantha Edwards stole the show tonight, with the duo combining for 20 kills in the match. Jill Edwards also led the team in digs with 11.

Andrea Heimsoth, a valuable setter for the Raiders, had 28 assists on the night.

The Raiders were able to quell WCU’s Lexi Kegerise. Kegerise came into the match with 221 kills on the year — she had six on the night and hit well below her season average.

Photo by Sam Stewart / The Slate

Faith Athey goes up for the block against WCU

Photo by Sam Stewart / The Slate

Andrea Heimsoth and Erin Flick go up for the block.

Jill Edwards added to her SU record in kills, recording 12 on the night — a team high.

The Raiders host a double dip on Saturday at Heiges Field House. The Raiders face Cheyney University at 1 p.m. and Shepherd University at 3 p.m. The Raiders will host their senior night before the game against Shepherd, honoring Lauren Murphy, Andrea Heimsoth, Jenny Pry, Rachel Smicker and Erin Flick before the game.

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