The Carlow volleyball team fell to Ohio Christian, 3-1 (25-23, 26-24, 20-25, 25-22) but celebrated the careers of five seniors Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Joseph Hall.
The match was also the annual Dig for a Cure contest, as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Before the match, Kristina Hudock (Uniontown, Pa.), Hannah Kaminski (Wexford, Pa.), Mia Marmion (Upper St. Clair, Pa.), Sabrina Morosky (Greensburg, Pa.), and Elizabeth Stadelman (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were honored for their contributions to the program.
The 2018 seniors have helped the Celtics to the USCAA National Championship Tournament in each of their three seasons so far. All five have been named to the River States Conference Scholar-Athlete Team and the USCAA All-Academic Team. Hudock and Marmion have been four-year starters, while Marmion and Kaminski have served as team captains.
The Trailblazers hosted Carlow on their own Senior Night on Oct. 17. That night, they defeated Celtics, 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-17).
This time, the first two sets were back-and-forth, with the Trailblazers pulling out the final point. In the first set, OCU held as large as a five-point lead. In the second set, the Celtics had up to a six-point advantage.
Carlow controlled the entire third set, weathering a late run by the Trailblazers for the five-point victory. But the fourth set went much like the first two, culminating in a three-point OCU win.
Emma Penrod (FR/North East, Pa.) led the Celtics with 13 kills and just two errors in 29 hitting attempts. Hudock had 11 kills and 15 digs. Michaela Koran (JR/North Olmsted, Ohio) had 24 assists, 15 digs and a block. Kaminski and Mandy Toman (JR/Beulah, Colo.) each had two serving aces. Marmion had a team-high 21 digs.
The Celtics play Indiana University East in the final home match at noon tomorrow.