Lions Drop CAC Match-Up With Southern Virginia

Lions Drop CAC Match-Up With Southern Virginia

Buena Vista, Va. – The Penn State Harrisburg Volleyball fell in CAC action to Southern Virginia University in straight sets.


Sets Scores

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

Melanie Sheaffer, Kari Ammerman Kristin Waring, Corrinne Cook, Alexandra Kon, and Cheyanna Buckingham


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


Impact Performance

Melanie Sheaffer- 8 Kills

Kristin Waring- 15 Assists

Katelyn Hossler- 9 Digs


What's Next

Penn State Harrisburg Women's Volleyball team will return home to face Christopher Newport on Thursday October 11th at 7 p.m.

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