Volleyball squares off against veteran WVU Tech team

Karina Graziani -

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PITTSBURGH - Carlow University volleyball went toe-to-toe with RSC opponent WVU Tech Saturday, but ended up on the losing end of a 3-0 match.

Despite the outcome, the Celtics (6-5, 0-3 RSC, 6-2 USCAA) played one of the best matches of the season, hitting .183 on the day.

Carlow was down, 22-17, in the first set, but the Golden Bears (12-6, 1-1 RSC) put together three points in a row to win, 25-17.

Carlow put up a strong fight in the second set, exchanging leads with WVU Tech several times throughout the course of the set. Trailing, 24-21, junior Cache Street (Wilmerding, Pa.) threw down a big kill to keep the Celtics in the game.

A hitting error by the Golden Bears cut the lead to one, and the WVU Tech attack went out of bounds at the end of the rally to tie the score at 24. The teams tied again at 25 apiece, but it was WVU Tech who won the set by two, 27-25.

Carlow kept it close in the third set as well, but fell, 25-19.

Street had 11 kills on the day and Sabrina Skukalek (FR/Sewickley, Pa.) added 24 assists. Miranda Depkon (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) had 10 digs for the Celtics.

Carlow hosts Penn State Fayette for a USCAA match Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Watch live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/Carlow.

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