Women’s volleyball sweeps Thiel and Waynesburg in tri-match

Julia Stewart

WAYNESBURG, Pa. – Earlham College women's volleyball improved to 11-5 overall with a pair of straight-set victories played at Waynesburg University's Marisa Fieldhouse. The Quakers opened with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-21) victory over Thiel College, and closed out afternoon with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-15) triumph over Waynesburg.

Earlham hit a season-high .330 in the win over Thiel, recording 41 kills on 100 swings with just eight attack errors. Junior Julia Stewart and sophomores Abbey Zanatta and Caroline Mulvihill all recorded nine kills, with Stewart also charted 13 digs. Senior Lauren Jackson amassed 30 assists to guide the Quakers to the lop-sided victory.

Natalie Zucco recorded 134 of Thiel's 32 team kills, with Raquel McDonald adding eight terminations. The Tomcats hit just .147 for the match, including 16 attack errors.

Earlham's attack cooled to a .261 hitting percentage against Waynesburg, but the Yellow Jackets attacked at a frosty .011 clip with 20 attack errors. Sophomore Sarah Dickman paced Earlham with seven kills, with Stewart and Giselle Mora each chipping in with six kills. Senior Sydney Ameluxen and junior Claire Cornwell turned up 12 and 11 digs respectively, together accounting for over half of Earlham's tally of 44 digs.

Hannah Colvin paced Waynesburg with eight kills, with Alyson Johnson sprawling for 12 digs.

Earlham volleyball returns home for three straight matches, starting with a clash against cross-town rival I.U.-East on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7:00 p.m.