Volleyball: Raiders squash Rams in straight sets

In its first home match of the season, the Shippensburg University Raiders defeated the Golden Rams of West Chester University in three sets 25–18, 25–16 and 25–21.

On Military Appreciation Night, the Raiders were looking to continue their success against the Golden Rams. SU entered the match coming off a four-match winning streak and was looking to make it five-in-a-row. They also were looking to make their overall record against the Rams 13–2 since 2007.

In the first set, SU had 34 total attacks, hitting .235 in the set. The Raiders finished with 13 kills and only three errors to open the match.

The second set saw SU attacking 32 times and finishing 12 kills.

In the third and final set, SU did not let up its attack. The Raiders recorded 17 kills on 39 total attacks in the set capping off an impressive night of offense for the SU.

The win was much needed, as SU had lost its last three matches against PSAC teams.

SU had three players with 10 or more kills. Jill Edwards led the team with 11 kills and two digs, while Faith Athey finished with 10 kills and Gabbie Holt collected 10 kills with two digs.

SU’s Maura Nolan continued her great play at the setter position Friday night. Nolan added 33
assists to her season total, which puts her at 521 for the year.

The Raiders, now 9–6 overall and 2–3 in the PSAC, return home Saturday for a 1 p.m. start inside Heiges Field House before playing three away matches against PSAC rivals Millersville University, East Stroudsburg University and Kutztown University.

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