The Carlow volleyball team ended its weekend in Michigan with a victory over Indiana University Northwest and Kristina Hudock (SR/Uniontown, Pa.) was named to the CRAM Quad All-Tournament Team.
The Celtics (7-10/0-3/5-2) fell in two 3-2 thrillers on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.
First, Rochester (Mich.) College, which Carlow defeated, 3-1, earlier this season, came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 20-25, 25-27, 25-18, 25-12, 15-13 win.
The next morning, tournament host Concordia University Ann Arbor edged the Celtics, 19-25, 25-9, 24-26, 25-15, 15-13 in a back-and-forth battle.
Against Rochester, Hudock had 11 kills and 21 digs. Kassidy Dickson (JR/Cochranton, Pa.) added another 11 kills, and Michaela Koran (JR/North Olmsted, Ohio) had 10 kills, 31 assists and two serving aces. Mia Marmion (SR/Upper St. Clair, Pa.) had 29 digs and Elizabeth Stadelman (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) had seven kills and 2.5 blocks.
Against Ann Arbor, Hudock had 12 kills and 22 digs. Koran had 25 assists, Marmion had 19 digs, and Stadelman had two blocks.
In both matches, the Celtics, who have suffered several key injuries and undergone major lineup changes in the past few weeks, struggled with consistency in their offense, giving a dominant hitting performance in one set, while faltering in the next.
However, they got back on track with a strong performance in the final match of the weekend, against IU Northwest. The Celtics put away the Redhawks, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24. They recorded their best hitting percentage of the weekend, with 35 kills in three sets.
Hudock led Carlow again, this time posting 12 kills and 11 digs. Dickson added eight kills, Koran had 24 assists and 13 digs, and Marmion had three aces and 12 digs.
The Celtics return to River States Conference and USCAA play on Sept. 26, at West Virginia University Institute of Technology.