AMCC's Top Two Teams Go Head-To-Head At La Roche Saturday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's volleyball team will head to first-place La Roche Saturday for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match.

At 5-2 in AMCC games, the Panthers are in second place by just a half game, as La Roche sits atop the conference at 5-1.

Pitt-Bradford is the hottest team in the conference, holding the longest active winning streak at five straight victories.

The Panthers are coming off a 3-0 win at Hilbert Tuesday.

All five of the wins in the Panthers' win streak have come in straight sets. Pitt-Bradford hasn't dropped a set since their Sept. 30 3-2 loss at Franciscan.

Pitt-Bradford runs out a balanced lineup, as at least one Panther appears in the conference's top five of nearly every major stat category.

Up front, Erin Fagan leads the conference with 0.88 blocks per set and has the second-best hitting percentage at .259.

Ally Easton and Katie Treat each average 0.65 blocks per set, which is the fourth-best mark in the AMCC.

Emily Cleveland remains one of the conference's top hitters with 2.74 kills per set and 203 total kills. Both totals are good for fifth-best in the conference.

Laura Hildebrand is fourth in the AMCC with 367 digs and 4.77 per set.

As one of the top setters in the AMCC, Payton Orzech has the fourth-most assists per set at 6.52. 

La Roche's Laura Nath was named the 2017 AMCC Preseason Player of the Year, and she leads the conference with 281 kills and 3.19 per set.

Saturday's match will start at 12:30 p.m.