Bethany Ends Pacers Season in ECAC Quarterfinals
Bethany, WV – Second seed Bethany College defeated visiting Marywood University in three games in an Eastern States Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region quarterfinal volleyball match on Wednesday evening. The Bison improve to 27-6 on the season while the Pacers end the 2011 campaign with a 17-12 mark.
Bethany advanced the ECAC semifinals after wins of 25-14, 25-11, and 25-12 over Marywood, who was making their first-ever appearance in the ECAC Tournament.
The Bison were paced by Carrie Talkington's 16 kills while Taylor Cassidy added 11 kills in the win. Jessica Zavatchen recorded a match-best 46 assists and Tiffany Hoffman led all players with 20 digs on the night.
Ashley Zalewski, Erica Krakosky, and Sara Melick recorded four kills apiece to lead Marywood. Alyssa Hartranft dished out a team-leading 16 assists and Rachel Tollett led the Pacers with 16 digs. Zalewski also tied for a match-high with two service aces in the loss.
Wednesday's contest was the last match in a Marywood uniform for seniors Emily Fillman and Kim Lope.