Volleyball Drop 2 More at Findlay Invite
FINDLAY, Ohio (September 8, 2012) - The Urbana University volleyball team fell in straight sets two more times on Saturday afternoon at the Findlay Fall Classic. First, nationally ranked Hillsdale College swept the Blue Knights 25-11, 25-14, 25-13 before the University of California (Pa.) kept Urbana winless on the road with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 victory.
The losses drop Urbana's record to 1-8 on the season. All 8 losses have come away from Urbana, while the lone win came on the Blue Knights' home floor on Tuesday night. Hillsdale bega the season ranked 10th in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Chargers were still receiving votes this week. Cal improved to 6-2 after the win over Urbana.
Sophomore hitter Kelsey Volkmer continued her strong season, recording double-digit kills in both Saturday losses. Volkmer led all hitters with 10 kills in the Hillsdale match. She tallied 11 kills against the Vulcans, and she totaled just 3 errors on the day. Freshman Mary Hendricks led the squad in assists with a total of 27 on the day. Defensively, Urbana was led by senior Amy Hickman's 28 digs. Like Volkmer, Hickman also recorded double-digit digs in both matches.
The Blue Knights travel to the University of Charleston on Wednesday night to take on a future conference foe. UU and UC will both be members of the newly formed Mountain East Conference next season. Wednesday's match begins at 7:00 p.m. [Box Score vs. Hillsdale][Box Score vs. California]