Volleyball Takes Two in Final Day of Haverford Invitational

Volleyball Takes Two in Final Day of Haverford Invitational

GAME ONE:

SCORE: Wheaton 3 - Arcadia 2 (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 15-13)

RECORDS: Wheaton (2-1) - Arcadia (2-1)

LOCATION: Haverford, Pa. (Gooding '84 Arena)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Lyons got strong performances from Julia Palomba and Claire Cansler who both ended the contest with a team-high 16 kills, with Cansler finishing with a .375 attacking percentage. 
  • Becca Houghton added 44 assists to her career total, while earning 18 digs along with Cat MacGregor
  • Cansler had an equally strong performance at the net on the defensive side of the ball, knocking down a team-high three blocks. Adara HamiltonNikita Selivan, Palomba, and Houghton each chipped in one block. 
  • Lauren Enfield of Arcadia led all players with 17 kills, while Julia Paliwodzinski dished out 45 assists and Emily Eng pulled up a team-high 19 digs. 
  • Wheaton opened the first set ready to go, taking a quick 4-1 lead on a MacGregor ace and kills from Palomba and Cansler. The Lyons held the lead for the majority of the set, but Arcadia came from behind at the end, tying the match at 20-20, before winning the set 25-21. 
  • Wheaton started the second set strong, taking the lead from the start and never letting go. Wheaton's largest lead of the set came at 20-15 with a kill from Selivan. A Palomba kill closed out the set 25-23. 
  • Arcadia rebounded in the third set, opening with its first lead to start a set, but it was short lived as the Lyons fought back to tie the contest seven times. With the set tied at 14-14, a Wheaton service error handed the lead back to Arcadia, who would use it to take a 19-15 lead. The Lyons earned a few points back down the stretch but were not able to pull out the set. 
  • Once again the Lyons opened a set with a strong offensive assault, taking a 6-1 lead on a MacGregor serve. Trailing 11-4, Arcadia began to slowly chip away at the deficit pulling within a point down the stretch. Houghton however, put the ball down to give Wheaton the set, tying the match at 2-2.
  • The fifth set was a back and forth with both sides fighting for every point. With the set tied at 13-13, back-to-back Cansler kills handed the Lyons the set and match win. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .169 - Arcadia .256
  • Service aces: Wheaton 11 - Arcadia 4
  • Digs: Wheaton 67 - Arcadia 68
  • Block solos: Wheaton 1 - Arcadia 3
  • Block assists:Wheaton 6 - Arcadia 16

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GAME TWO:

SCORE: Wheaton 3 - Haverford 0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-17)

RECORDS: Wheaton (3-1) - Haverford (1-2)

LOCATION: Haverford, Pa. (Gooding '84 Arena)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Hamilton paced the Lyons with 11 kills, with Palomba knocking down 10, while Canlser finished with eight and Houghton six. 
  • Houghton led the pack with 30 assists and seven digs, along side Hamilton. Casey Dinga finished with a team-high two blocks, while Palomba and MacGregor each finished with one. 
  • Natalie Pisch led Haverford with eight kills, while Sydney Miller had a team-high 29 assists. 
  • After falling behind in the opening set, the Lyons tied the contest at 4-4 on a Cansler kills before taking the lead for good on a Haverford attacking error. Wheaton's largest lead of the set came at 23-13 after a 7-0 rally that saw kills by Cansler, Palomba, and Houghton, as well as two Hamilton aces. 
  • The second set saw 13 ties with the final one coming at 20-20. A Haverford attacking error handed Wheaton the lead and sparked a 5-0 closing run, which featured kills from MacGregor and Palomba. 
  • Wheaton took the lead and never let go in the third set, posting a match best .481 team attacking percentage. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .438 - Haverford .211
  • Service aces: Wheaton 4 - Haverford 8
  • Digs: Wheaton 32 - Haverford 33
  • Block solos: Wheaton 0 - Haverford 0
  • Block assists: Wheaton 4 - Haverford 4

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to Emerson Gymnasium for the first time in 2018 for the Wheaton Invitational, which will be held Friday, Sept 7 through Saturday, Sept. 8.