Kutztown Serves Up First PSAC Road Victory of 2017

10/21/2017 | Women’s Volleyball | Box Score
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University women’s volleyball secured its first road win of the season in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference play (PSAC) with a 3-0 sweep of the Cheyney University Wolves (25-10, 25-9, 25-9) on Saturday afternoon.

KU used six kills, four of which came from Brittney Moyer(Orwigsburg, Pa./Blue Mountain (Lock Haven)), in the first eight points to establish an early 8-3 lead. A kill from Jessica Howe(Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) helped the Maroon and Gold maintain its advantage as the set continued, leading 13-9 and prompting a Cheyney timeout.

With Alli Henderson (Boalsburg, Pa./State College Area) at the service line following the timeout, Kutztown ran off eleven consecutive tallies and twelve of the last thirteen to claim the first set victory in convincing fashion, 25-10.

The Wolves held an early lead in the second set, ahead 5-3 after scoring four straight points. A Moyer kill promptly put a halt to this run and sparked a string of twelve consecutive tallies from the Golden Bears.

Holding an eleven-point advantage following this run, KU finished off the second set in style, scoring the last five points to dispatch the Wolves, 25-9, in the second frame.

Set three was more of the same for Kutztown as it raced out to a 9-3 advantage, which was capped by a kill from Abbey James (York, Pa./West York Area). Three consecutive service aces from Henderson extended this margin to nine with KU ahead 15-6 midway through the final frame. The Maroon and Gold continued to show their strength to the set’s completion, posting the last six points to close out the set, 25-9, sweeping the match in straight sets.

As a team, an aggressive Golden Bear side had 17 service aces in the match and attacked at a .343 clip. Moyer posted her second consecutive game with double-digit kills, recording 13 kills, zero errors and a .565 attack percentage to lead the KU offense. Madelyn Edsell (Wyalusing, Pa./Wyalusing) added six kills in support of Moyer in her first significant action since the beginning of the season.

The duo of Henderson and Moyer combined for ten service aces in the match and serving sub Lindsey Davis (Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth Area) added three aces of her own. Starting at libero, Carly Shortridge (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) racked up six digs and one assist in three sets.

Kutztown secures its first PSAC road win of the 2017 season, improving its record to 7-16 overall and 2-9 in the PSAC.

KU heads out west for its next round of PSAC competition, traveling to Gannon University and Mercyhurst University on Oct. 27-28.

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