Photo by Robert Cifone
PITTSBURGH - Carlow University volleyball lost, 3-1, to USCAA
opponent Penn State Fayette in an otherwise evenly matched game
The Celtics (6-6, 0-3 RSC, 6-3 USCAA) put the first point on the
board and rolled on to take the first set, 25-23, only giving up
the lead once. Carlow hit .522 compared to Fayette's .290 in the
The Lions (14-2) put three quick points on the board in the
second set before Carlow won a big rally to even the game. The
teams traded leads, but once Fayette hit double digits they kept
piling it on, winning 25-15.
The Lions led for most of the third set, with Carlow taking an
18-17 lead late. It was short-lived, however, and Fayette rallied
to win the third set, 25-21. Despite losing the set, Carlow out-hit
the Lions, .214 to .140.
Down 2-1, Carlow gained momentum in the fourth set, taking an
early lead and feeding off the energy of the crowd in St. Joe's.
Fayette slowly started to chip away at that lead, tying the game
nine times before eking out the win, 25-23.
Junior Cache Street (Wilmerding, Pa.) led the
Celtics' offense with 13 kills, and freshman Katie
Tarasovich (Cranberry Twp., Pa.) also added
double-digit kills with 12.
Sabrina Skukalek (FR/Sewickley, Pa.) earned all
of Carlow's assists on the night, and Ellie
Cook (FR/Connellsville, Pa.) had 10 digs.
Carlow travels to Indiana University Southeast for a River States
Conference game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. Links to live coverage
can be found at https://bit.ly/VB_19.
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