No. 11 Volleyball Sweeps Hartwick & Fredonia State in First Day in Rochester; Raiders Now 6-0

No. 11 Volleyball Sweeps Hartwick & Fredonia State in First Day in Rochester; Raiders Now 6-0

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Mount Union's volleyball team, ranked No. 11 in the nation, swept a pair of matches 3-0 against both Hartwick (N.Y.) and Fredonia State (N.Y.) Friday at the Golden Flyer Invitational at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.

The Purple Raiders are now 6-0 overall on the season and finish pool play at noon Saturday against Scranton (Pa.) before playing a final match later in the day.  It is the best start to a season for the volleyball team since an 8-0 run to start the 2009 season.

In a 25-12, 25-11, 25-13 win over Hartwick, sophomore Kara Berger (Mentor/Mentor) led Mount Union in kills with eight as she was a key factor at the net with two solo blocks and three block assists. Senior Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) and junior Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) each chipped in with six kills as well. Junior Sarah Schleich (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) had 15 assists as sophomore Abby Riffee (Mineral Ridge/Mineral Ridge) recorded three aces and junior Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) had 13 digs for the Raiders

Mount Union was equally dominiant in a 25-12, 25-19, 25-11 win over Fredonia State as Webb led the attack with 11 kills with two solo blocks and one assist block. Schleich had 17 assists, Mastroine recorded 21 digs while junior Sara Brown (Willoughby/Willoughby South) registered two solo blocks and one block assist.


                           Short Box Score (Match)

        Hartwick vs #11 Mount Union (OH) (09/06/13 at Nazareth College)

  Mount Union (OH) def. Hartwick 25-12,25-11,25-13

  Hartwick (0-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Dana Martin 6-0-1; Hannah Strom

  4-1-0; Taylor Vonasek 3-0-1; Mary Beth DeCuyke 2-0-0; Hannah Armstrong

  1-0-0; Christine Confer 1-0-0; Totals 17-1-1.0. (Assists) - . (Dig

  leaders) - Alyssa Zeitler 6; Christina Vitale 6


  Mount Union (OH) (5-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kara Berger 8-2-5; Nicole

  Snyder 6-0-1; Taylor Webb 6-0-1; Sara Brown 4-0-2; Rachel Adolph

  2-0-1; Mel Patterson 2-0-0; Allison Twining 2-0-2; Sarah Schleich

  2-2-0; Lauren Mastroine 1-1-0; Brittany Woodard 1-0-0; Emily

  Schoenfelt 1-0-0; Kristen Kayser 0-2-0; Abby Riffee 0-3-0; Totals

  35-10-7.0. (Assists) - Sarah Schleich 15; Brittany Woodard 11. (Dig

  leaders) - Lauren Mastroine 13; Sarah Schleich 6


  Site: Nazareth College (Kidera Gymnasium)

  Date: 09/06/13          

                            Short Box Score (Match)
        #11 Mount Union (OH) vs Fredonia (09/06/13 at Nazareth College)
  Mount Union (OH) def. Fredonia 25-12,25-19,25-11
  Mount Union (OH) (6-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylor Webb 11-0-3;
  Allison Twining 6-0-0; Nicole Snyder 5-0-1; Kara Berger 5-1-1; Sara
  Brown 4-0-3; Mel Patterson 2-0-0; Rachel Adolph 1-0-0; Lauren
  Mastroine 1-2-0; Kristen Kayser 0-1-0; Abby Riffee 0-1-0; Brittany
  Woodard 0-2-0; Sarah Schleich 0-2-0; Totals 35-9-6.0. (Assists) -
  Sarah Schleich 17. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Mastroine 21; Nicole Snyder
  Fredonia (3-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Hannah Manning 5-1-0; Kaitlin
  Orcutt 5-1-0; Sara Madison 4-0-0; Jess DiChristopher 2-0-0; Kelly
  Edinger 2-0-1; Paulina Rein 1-1-0; Totals 19-3-1.0. (Assists) - Kelly
  Edinger 16. (Dig leaders) - Lauren O'Hara 10; Kelly Edinger 9; Paulina
  Rein 8
  Site: Nazareth College (Kidera Gymnasium)
  Date: 09/06/13