MEADVILLE, Pa. - The Mount Union women's volleyball team swept Westminster (Pa.) and D'Youville (N.Y.) during day one of competition at the Allegheny Gator Invitational Friday evening, improving their overall record to 6-0.
Against Westminster (Pa.), the Purple Raiders were led by senior middle Kyleigh Jackson (Galloway/Westland) who recorded a season-high of 14 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Madelin DiBease (Perry/Perry) followed close behind with 11.
DiBease also had 21 digs for a career-high as she helped protect Raider territory alongside senior libero Allison Baird (North Royalton/North Royalton) who tabbed 19 of her own.
Junior setter Carly Stepic (Cleveland/Holy Name) tied her career-best of 37 assists while achieving another career-high mark of 13 digs in the three-set victory over the Titans.
In game two against D'Youville (N.Y.), the Raiders only allowed a total of 30 points, winning 25-9, 25-14 and 25-7. DiBease once again displayed a strong offensive presence with a team-high 13 kills. A total of 10 more Raiders recorded kills, most of them coming off Stepic's 21 assists.
Mount Union continues play in the Allegheny Gator Invitaitional with matches against St. Vincent (Pa.) at 11:00 a.m. and host Allegheny (Pa.) at 1:30 p.m.