Volleyball handles Kent State Tuscarawas in home opener

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PITTSBURGH -- Carlow University volleyball won a raucous 3-1 match against visiting Kent State Tuscarawas Thursday in the St. Joseph Athletic and Fitness Center.

It was Carlow's first home game of the year, and the first time the team was back on its home court since the 2017 season.

The Celtics (3-1, 0-0 RSC, 3-1 USCAA) eagerly took the first set from the Golden Eagles, 25-18, but Kent State (0-1) did not go down without a fight.

In the second set, the teams traded leads in what would turn into a win-by-two game, with the Golden Eagles outlasting the Celtics, 27-25.

Carlow made quick work of the Golden Eagles in the third set, winning 25-8, and took care of business in the fourth set, 25-20.

Carlow had 55 kills to Kent State's 24 and hit .226 on the night.

Freshman Katie Tarasovich (Cranberry Twp., Pa.) hit .351 with 16 kills to lead the Carlow offensive. Junior Cache Street (Wilmerding, Pa.) had 14 kills, and Miranda Depkon (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 11.

Freshman Sabrina Skukalek (Sewickley, Pa.) picked up 38 assists, and 25 digs for the double-double effort on the floor. Four other Celtics posted double-digit digs.

Ellie Cook (FR/Connellsville, Pa.) and Street each had three blocks.

Carlow travels to Penn State Greater Allegheny for a 7 p.m. USCAA matchup on Monday, Sept. 9. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/VB_19.

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