Story Courtesy of the Thiel Athletics Site
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Thiel College women’s
volleyball team wrapped up a very successful trip to New York
as it defeated Fredonia State to go 4-0 at the Purple and Gold
Thiel had a bit of trouble with Fredonia State as they took the first two sets from the Tomcats by scores of 29-27 and 25-21. Thiel was able to battle back by winning three straight sets by scores of 25-19, 25-22, and 15-9.
“The whole team fought hard all weekend,” said head coach Steve Brewer. “Coming back from two sets down is very difficult, but the ladies performed remarkably well and I’m very proud of all of them.”
Sophomore outside hitter Kelly Barzak (Warren, Ohio, Howland) led the Thiel offense with 16 kills and junior outside hitter Megan Kay (Girard, Ohio, Liberty)added 12.
Freshman libero Jenna Samsa (Rittman, Ohio, Wadsworth) led a total team effort on the defensive side of the ball as she had 39 digs in the match.
Along with the championship, a pair of Tomcats also earned special honors as Kay was named to the all-tournament team and Barzak was named as the tournament MVP.
Thiel will be in action once again as they return to PAC play on October 9 in a tri-match with Waynesburg and Saint Vincent. The first match in Latrobe is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.