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MONACA, Pa. --- Carlow University volleyball opened its season
with back-to-back wins at the USCAA Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by
Penn State Beaver on Friday.
The Celtics (2-0, 0-0 RSC, 2-0 USCAA) won the first game against
Penn State Greater Allegheny (0-1), 3-0.
Each team kept the score close throughout the first two sets. In
the first set, Carlow fell behind early but put together a
seven-point rally to take a 13-10 lead.
The teams traded leads four times after that, with Carlow coming
out on top, 26-24. The Celtics took the second set in much the same
fashion, tying the score five times before taking the second set
down to the wire and winning, 26-24.
Carlow made quick work of the Lions in the third set, jumping
out to an early 8-2 advantage and never relinquishing that lead to
Cache Street (JR/Wilmerding, Pa.) had 11
kills in the game, and freshman Sabrina
Skukalek (Sewickley, Pa.) added 27 assists. The
Celtics had a .375 hitting percentage as a team in the third
Carlow prevailed in the second game of the day, defeating Penn
State Mont Alto (0-1), 3-1.
The Celtics battled back from a deficit in the first set, but
ultimately fell, 27-25. Carlow swept the next three sets, 25-23,
25-15 and 25-12 to secure the win.
Freshman Katie Tarasovich (Cranberry Twp.,
Pa.) had 15 kills for a .324 hitting percentage, and Skukalek had
28 assists. Three Celtics added double-digit digs in the four-set
Carlow competes in the semifinal match of the tournament
Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. If they win, the Celtics will advance
to the championship game at 6 p.m.
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