Raiders down Marauders in PSAC quarterfinals


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Jill Edwards jumps to push a ball over the net against the Marauders Tuesday night.

Jill Edwards had another stellar outing for the Shippensburg University volleyball team, helping to push SU past Millersville University in three straight sets, 25–19, 25–17 and 25–22.

Edwards recorded 13 kills on 34 total attempts along with 12 digs in the Raiders’ quarterfinal matchup against the Marauders.

Edwards’ 13 kills bring her season total to a team-leading 524.

SU cruised in the first set, recording 11 total kills. The Raiders were outmatched by the Marauders in attack efficiency.

SU posted an attack percentage of just .172 while MU notched an attack percentage of .259, but SU was able to score when it needed.

In the second set, the Raiders took advantage of the MU errors.

The Marauders recorded 10 errors while the Raiders toted just five, notching a game-high .220 attack percentage. MU notched a negative hitting percentage of -.051.

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Raider Maura Nolan (21) sets Taylor Gottshall (24) during the matchup against MU.

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Samantha Edwards jumps to spike a ball in the Raiders PSAC quarterfinal match.

The final set was more of a battle as the Raiders outlasted a late MU surge. Again, the Raiders were outmatched by the Marauders in attack efficiency.

MU posted an attack percentage of .194 while SU notched its lowest attack percentage of the match at .105.

Despite all the errors, the Raiders kept focus and took advantage of the Marauders’ sloppy play to solidify their victory.

SU’s Maura Nolan added 32 assists to her season total of 1,190, bringing her to 1,222 on the season.

Samantha Edwards and Taylor Gottshall contributed six kills and two blocks each for the Raiders.

The Raiders will now play on Friday in the PSAC semifinals against California University of Pa. The game will be played inside Heiges Field House and is set to start at 7:30 p.m.


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