The Lady Rams volleyball team suffered their first conference loss of the season Tuesday night, but managed to escape the week with a 2-1 overall record.The Golden Rams girl’s volleyball team defeated Holy Family in a non-conference match last Saturday, 3-1. West Chester, despite falling in the third set 9-25, cruised past Holy Family and improved its overall record 12-2.
Sophomore Michelle Powers continues to impress, racking up 15 kills in the match. Freshmen Megan Musselman added 10 kills of her own.
Leading the team in assists were Lisa Yeasted with 25 and Kellie Brumbaugh with 10. Lisa Campbell scored a match-high 22 digs for the defense.
On Tuesday, however, the Rams suffered a 3-0 loss to Lock Haven’s Bald Eagles, ending their six game win streak. Lock Haven’s front line was just too powerful for West Chester to overcome, recording nine blocks on the night to retain their perfect record atop the PSAC East standings, one game ahead of West Chester. Michelle Powers scored 10 kills and Lisa Campbell had 11 digs in the match. Jacqueline Vivanco notched 10 digs of her own. Top scorers for Lock Haven were Stacie Borgia with 13 kills, 10 digs and six blocks, with Fablana Gomez recording 29 assists for the opponents.
The girls came out Thursday night hungry for a win after their disappointing defeat, and cruised over winless Cheyney in three easy sets.
The Golden Rams had a total of 28 aces in the match. The girls spread the ball around during the match, as thirteen different girls amassed kills. Lisa Yeasted registered 15 assists and Kellie Brumbaugh had five, as the Lady Rams bettered their conference record to 4-1.
Next week, the girls head to Shippensburg on Tuesday before hosting three games on the weekend to Slippery Rock, California University of PA, and Mercyhurst, all non-conference games.
Margaret Weaver is a first-year student majoring in English. She can be reached at MW678077@wcupa.edu.