Volleyball Splits Matches at LaRoche

Volleyball Splits Matches at LaRoche

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania - The Earlham College volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday, coming from two sets down to defeat LaRoche College 22-25, 24-46, 25-12, 25-20, 15-11 and falling to Oberlin College 26-24, 25-19, 25-14.

In the Quakers' win over La Roche, Earlham came from two sets down to claim the five-set victory for the first time since Earlham bested Wilmington in five sets on Sept. 7 of 2014.

Freshman Julia Stewart led Earlham with 15 kills and a .455 attack percentage. Sophomore Shannon Pittman had her best collegiate game, putting down 11 kills compared to one error on 25 attack attempts. Freshmen Carly Federinko and Rafaella Shima also finished with double digits in kills.

Sophomore setter Lauren Jackson assisted on 49 of Earlham's 53 kills while also tallying 12 digs. Junior libero Megan Hedinger established a new career high for digs in a match with 39.

Statistics for LaRoche were not available.

In the loss to Oberlin, Federinko and Stewart both finished with double digits in kills. Jackson dished out 29 assists whiel Hedinger crossed the 1,000 career dig plateau with 12 digs.

The Yeowomen hit a .318 clip while also recording seven team blocks. Samantha Lim dished out 40 assists in the three-set win.

Earlham (7-4) has won the most matches in a season since the 2007 season. The Quakers have quick turnaround as they will face the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg tomorrow (Sunday) at 1 p.m.