This weekend the Shippensburg University volleyball team took on Millersville and West Chester University.
On Friday, the Raiders defeated the Marauders 3-1 in four sets. The Raiders also swept the Golden Rams on Saturday.
The first set would not start well for the Raiders as they surrendered three points quickly. They responded with a three-point run of their own and the set was tied at 3.
The teams would go back and forth but the Raiders would lose the set 25-22. Shippensburg had 15 kills and seven errors in the first set.
The Raiders rebounded in the second set with multiple kills by Lily Letchwotth. The Raiders would win the second set 25-10. The Raiders had 11 kills and just one error in the second set. Millersville had seven kills and six errors in the set.
The third set was closer as both teams went back and forth with the lead. The Raiders went on a three-point run to close out the third set with the win. The Raiders had 13 kills and nine errors on 37 team attempts in the third set.
In the fourth set the Raiders closed out the match with a 25-21 win. The Raiders had 15 kills in the final set and had a total of 54 kills in the match. The Raiders also had five aces, seven blocks, 52 assists and 76 digs in the match.
Raider junior Rachel Verhoef led the team in kills in the match with 13. Letchworth led the Raiders in assists with 24 and Alex Leitner had 22 digs in the match which led the team.
On Saturday, SU faced off with another Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) foe — West Chester. The Raiders swept the Golden Rams in three sets.
The Raiders struggled out of the gate in the first set with an early 3-0 deficit. They responded with a 6-2 run and would come back to take the lead 6-5. The teams went back and forth, and the Raiders would win the first set of the game.
The second set was very competitive and the teams were knotted at 24. The Raiders got the next two points with kills from Chelsea Foulis and Verhoef.
The Raiders closed out the match in the final set of the match with a five-point win to complete the sweep, 25-20.
The Raiders had 43 kills, eight aces, five blocks and 58 digs in the match.
With the wins the Raiders improve their record to 7-11. The Raiders will be back in Heiges Field House on Tuesday to take on University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown at 7 p.m.