Presidents Split Two Matches In Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College volleyball team defeated Chatham for the 24th-straight time by a score of 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-20) on Tuesday during Presidents’ Athletic Conference dual action in Pittsburgh. W&J dropped its opening match to Geneva 3-1 (20-25, 13-25, 25-23, 21-25).
Freshman Courtney Grdina (Stow, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) led the way defensively against the Golden Tornadoes (10-1, 3-0) with 14 digs. She added six more digs in the victory over Chatham (0-3, 0-3).
Sophomores Lindsey Bennett (Pittsburgh, Pa./Brentwood), Sarah Stedina (Darlington, Pa./Blackhawk) and Megan Stoehr (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) all added seven digs during the Presidents’ (5-2, 1-1) opening match. Bennett also contributed eight kills and two service aces, while Stoehr passed out 33 assists.
Junior Tori Clark (Fall Branch, Tenn./Sullivan South), who entered the week ranked second in the PAC in kills per set (3.40), tallied 11 kills against Geneva. Classmate Samantha Chorney (Greensburg, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) and freshman Nicole Bishwaty (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) both added eight kills.
Against Chatham, junior Rachel Wallace (Apollo, Pa./Kiski Area) turned in an all-around effort with nine digs, seven kills and two service aces, while classmate Megan Lewandowski (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) served up a trio of aces.
Freshman Christine Plavchak (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon), appearing in her first collegiate match, handed out 14 assists.
W&J continues its six-game road trip on Thursday when it travels to West Virginia to face Bethany at 7:00 pm.