Women's Volleyball

 
September 24, 2011

Volleyball Finishes 3-0 at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The Mount Union volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches with three victories at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. The Purple Raiders (13-4) took care of  Bridgewater (Va.) and Penn State-Behrend in straight sets Friday night and defeated Defiance, 3-1, Saturday morning.

Mount Union was hitting on all cylinders in its straight set (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) victory over Bridgewater. A pair of freshmen, Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) and Melanie Patterson (Mentor/Lake Catholic), led the attack with nine kills each. Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) had 35 assists while Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) and Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) tied for a team-best nine digs. Gromes also had four service aces.

Penn State-Behrend provided more of a challenge for the Purple Raiders, but they were able to get the win in straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 26-24). Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) led the team again with 14 kills with Snyder and Patterson contributing nine kills apiece. Radigan had 40 assists, Gromes had 23 digs, and Mastroine had 16 digs. 

Saturday morning greeted the Purple Raiders with an early 10 a.m. match against Defiance. After spiltting the first two sets, the Raiders took the next two sets for the 25-12, 20-25, 25-14, 25-16 victory. Webb led the team with 14 kills, followed by Patterson with nine, Maya Brown (Tififin/Tiffin Columbian) with eight, and Deanna Glass (Medina/Medina) with eight. Radigan had 38 assists and Mastroine had 14 digs to lead a group four Purple Raiders with double-digit digs.

The Purple Raiders return to Alliance to pull double-duty on Saturday. They host Wilmington in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener at 5 p.m. Live stats will be available online for the first time during the match at http://livestats.prestosports.com/mountunion/.

Mount Union def. Bridgewater (Va.) 25-21, 25-19, 25-17

  Mount Union (11-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Snyder 9-0-0; Melanie
  Patterson 9-0-1; Taylor Webb 6-0-2; Maya Brown 5-1-0; Laura Coxe
  2-0-1; Julie Radigan 2-0-0; Lauren Mastroine 1-0-0; Christine Frazier
  1-1-0; Kristen Gromes 0-4-0; Totals 35-6-4.0. (Assists) - Julie
  Radigan 35. (Dig leaders) - Kristen Gromes 9; Lauren Mastroine 9

  Bridgewater (Va.) (7-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - ; Totals 0-0-0.0.
  (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) -

  Site: Pittsburgh, Pa.    
  Date: Sep 23, 2011   Attend:     Time:        
  Referees:

Mount Union def. Penn State-Behrend (25-17, 25-22, 26-24) 

  Mount Union (12-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylor Webb 14-0-0; Nicole
  Snyder 9-1-1; Melanie Patterson 9-0-2; Julie Radigan 8-0-0; Maya Brown
  8-0-1; Laura Coxe 3-0-1; Lauren Mastroine 2-0-0; Christine Frazier
  0-1-1; Kristen Gromes 0-3-0; Totals 53-5-4.0. (Assists) - Julie
  Radigan 40. (Dig leaders) - Kristen Gromes 23; Lauren Mastroine 16;
  Christine Frazier 11; Allison Insana 9; Julie Radigan 9; Nicole Snyder
  8

  Penn State-Behrend (6-12) (Kills-aces-blocks) - ; Totals 0-0-0.0.
  (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) -

  Site: Pittsburgh, Pa.    
  Date: Sep 23, 2011   Attend:     Time:        
  Referees:

  Mount Union def. Defiance 25-12,20-25,25-14,25-16

  Mount Union (13-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylor Webb 14-0-0; Melanie
  Patterson 9-0-0; Deanna Glass 8-2-0; Maya Brown 8-0-0; Nicole Snyder
  4-0-0; Julie Radigan 4-2-0; Christine Frazier 1-3-0; Lauren Mastroine
  0-3-0; Allison Insana 0-1-0; Totals 48-11-0.0. (Assists) - Julie
  Radigan 38. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Mastroine 14; Kristen Gromes 13;
  Allison Insana 11; Julie Radigan 10

  Defiance (10-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - ; Totals 0-0-0.0. (Assists) - .
  (Dig leaders) -

  Site: Pittsburgh, Pa.    
  Date: Sep 24, 2011   Attend:     Time:        
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