Panthers To Welcome Medaille Wednesday For AMCC Match

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's volleyball team will play its second-straight home game Wednesday as Medaille comes to the KOA Arena for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match.

The Panthers have been idle for over a week but captured a win in straight sets over D'Youville (Tuesday, Oct. 3) at the KOA Arena in their lone match last week. 

Riley Anderson led the team with 12 kills while Emily Cleveland had nine. Erin Fagan and Ally Easton had seven each. Payton Orzech assisted 42 of the Panthers' 49 kills. Laura Hildebrand had 18 digs while Cleveland and Fagan assisted three blocks each.

With the win, the Panthers improved to 3-2 through their first five conference games, which is good for fifth in the AMCC.

At three AMCC wins, the Panthers have the second-most total conference victories behind the 5-0 Penn State-Altoona.

Fagan leads the AMCC with 0.83 blocks per set. Katie Treat (0.68) and Easton (0.57) are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the conference. 

Orzech has been the AMCC's top setter in conference games as she has 182 total assists and 9.10 per set against AMCC opponents. 

Hildebrand has the fourth-best digs per set mark in the conference with 4.74 and the fifth most total digs with 308.

With 169 total kills, Cleveland ranks fourth in the AMCC. Her 2.68 kills per set is the fifth-best mark of any hitter in the conference.

Wednesday's match will begin at 7 p.m.

About Medaille:

  • The Medaille Mavericks enter the KOA Arena with a 3-17 overall record and a 2-1 mark in conference play. With a win percentage of .667 in AMCC games, the Mavericks sit one spot above the Panthers in the standings at fourth.
  • Medaille earned conference wins against Pitt-Greensburg (Sept. 23) and Hilbert (Sept. 27).
  • The Mavericks are still in search of their first win in a road match.
  • Gina Appenheimer has 4.31 digs per set, the fifth-best mark in the conference. Savannah Berry has the fifth-most assists per set in the conference at 5.76. Melissa Postek is the team's top hitter with 127 kills. Bailey Salemi has 96 kills this season.