Panthers Down Medaille In Straight Sets

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's volleyball team defeated Medaille in straight sets in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match Wednesday night at the KOA Arena. 

"We put together a complete game," Head Coach Tom Roof said. "We played really well at the net, defensively, we got some really good swings and we didn't give away points. We by far played our best game all season, and it is always good to have the comfort of playing at home in front of our fans." 

With the win, the Panthers move to 4-2 in AMCC play and have won two-straight matches, and four of their last five.

Pitt-Bradford game out strong and took set one convincingly, 25-7, taking the lead with a long rally with Laura Hildebrand serving.

Set two was much of the same for Pitt-Bradford as the Panthers grabbed another quick victory in the set, this time, 25-9. Ally Easton and Erin Fagan's presence up front were too much for Medaille as they came up with some key blocks and kills to put the set away.

The two teams put together a close third set, as they were close until the end. Back-to-back errors from Medaille sent the Panthers to the three-set victory, taking set three, 25-18. 

For the Panthers, Fagan led the way with 11 kills while Easton had 10. Emily Cleveland was one away from double-digits with nine. 

Payton Orzech assisted 38 of the Panthers' 42 total kills.

Laura Hildebrand had 21 digs while Alayna Seggi had 12 and Riley Anderson had 11.

Fagan and Easton assisted four blocks each for the Panthers. 

Pitt-Bradford will put conference play on hold as the Panthers travel to Keystone for a pair of matches Saturday, first taking on Immaculata before the host Keystone.