The Millersville volleyball team hosted Cheyney University on Friday in a match that lasted only 57 minutes. Fans that came out to support the team were not disappointed as they watched their team beat the Wolves in straight sets. It was a dominating performance by the Lady Marauders, who took the first set 25-11. The girls fell behind to 5-3 early in the set before responding with seven straight points. Then coming out of a timeout, Millersville sprinted out to a 19-7 lead, scoring nine consecutive points. Millersville recorded nine kills, with a .125 hitting percentage, while the Wolves had three kills and a -.190 percentage. In the second set, the girls never trailed and kept control. Millersville registered 14 kills, compared to Cheyney’s three, and ran away with the set by a score of 25-9. The team recorded a .333 hitting percentage, compared to .032 for the Wolves.
Ahead two sets to none, the Lady Marauders began the final set by racing out to a 7-2 lead. However, Millersville was unable to secure the win as they did in the previous two sets. Cheyney kept the score close, pulling to within one with the score 15-14. Millersville responded quickly with three straight points but the Wolves refused to go down quietly. They made it a two point game at 21-19, but the Marauders went on to score four straight to take the match 25-19. The girls registered 17 kills and a .273 hitting percentage, while Cheyney had five and .143 respectively.
Mary Paul led Millersville with eight kills, Katie Lesinski had seven and Kayla Wallace contributed five. Defensively the team was led by Brooklyn Smith who recorded 23 of Millersville’s 47 digs. Taylor Smith and Lesinski contributed six and five respectively. Cheyney was led by Breanna Joseph who recorded six kills and Kennetha Wallace had two of the Wolves’ 11 kills. Wallace also recorded nine of Cheyney’s 31 digs, Akia Harris had six and Joseph added five.
Saturday’s volleyball match between Millersville and West Chester needed five sets to decide a winner, ending with the Marauders losing 2-3.
The girls were in control during the opening set, which they won by a score of 25-17. They registered 11 kills and a .156 hitting percentage, while the Rams recorded eight kills and a .000 hitting percentage.
In the second set, West Chester kept the score close, but Millersville was able to pull away in the end, taking it 25-21. The girls registered 12 kills and a .098 hitting percentage compared to the Rams who had 10 kills and .212 percentage. West Chester took control of the match in the remaining three sets.
Millersville lost the third set 13-25, with West Chester leading 21-11 at one point. The Lady Marauders registered nine kills and a -.021 hitting percentage, while the Rams had 10 and .263 respectively.
The fourth set played out in a similar fashion, with the girls trailing the entire match. Millersville quickly fell behind 11-6 and was unable to recover, dropping the set 15-25. They only registered six kills and a .000 hitting percentage, compared to West Chester who had 12 kills and a .229 percentage. Tied at two a piece, the teams began the fifth and final set, in which the girls found themselves down 0-6 at one point. Millersville was once again unable to fight their way back in and dropped the set 15-6.
The Lady Marauders were led offensively by Mary Paul who registered 11 of the teams 40 kills. Katie Lesinski contributed nine, while Rebecca Roman and Kayla Wallace each had six kills. Brooklyn Smith recorded 20 of Millersville’s 77 digs, while Jessica Franz added 14. Taylor Smith contributed 12 digs, and Erika Smith had eight. The girls go back in action October 8, when they host Shippensburg at 7 p.m.