Buena Vista, Va. – The Penn State Harrisburg Volleyball fell in CAC action to Southern Virginia University in straight sets.
Set 1- Southern Virginia 25 - Penn State Harrisburg 15
Set 2- Southern Virginia 25 - Penn State Harrisburg 19
Set 3- Southern Virginia 26 - Penn State Harrisburg 24
Penn State Harrisburg Starters
Southern Virginia Starters
Crockett, Burrows, Tiegs, Lohnes, Hyer, and Rath
How It Happened
The Lions got off to a slow start falling behind early in the first set, but the Lions took advantage of several attack errors by the Knights to even the game at nine. The Knights would respond and pull away capturing the first set 25-15.
Kristin Waring and Melanie Sheaffer would get the Lions off to a strong start in the second set each recording a service ace, giving the Lions a four to one advantage. The lead would be traded back and forth with a kill by Sheaffer evening the score at 10. The Knights attack regained the lead and would eventually score four straight points to capture the second set.
The Lions continued to battle in the final set, recovering from five point deficits on three different occasions in the set. Harrisburg's offense would record 12 kills in the set including three from Cheyanna Buckingham and Sheaffer. The Blue & White would tie the third set at 24, but could not complete the rally, falling 26-24.
Inside the Stats
Kills- Harrisburg 23 vs. Southern Virginia 27
Serving Aces- Harrisburg 4 vs. Southern Virginia 13
Assists- Harrisburg 19 vs. Southern Virginia 25
Digs- Harrisburg 30 vs. Southern Virginia 42
Melanie Sheaffer- 8 Kills
Kristin Waring- 15 Assists
Katelyn Hossler- 9 Digs
Penn State Harrisburg Women's Volleyball team will return home to face Christopher Newport on Thursday October 11th at 7 p.m.