Posted: Sep 06, 2019
The Muskingum volleyball team's winning streak continued at the Case Western Reserve University Invitational. The Muskies defeated the Washington & Jefferson Presidents, 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-14) on Friday. On Saturday, the Muskies secured a 3-2 (17-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12) victory over the Case Western and conquered the Thiel Tomcats with a score of 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-18).
- The tournament was hosted by Case Western.
- With these wins, the Muskies improve to 7-0 on the year.
- The Muskies have recorded a total of five straight-set victories this season.
vs. Washington & Jefferson
- As a team, Muskingum recorded 45 kills, 42 assists, and 52 digs.
- In set one, the Muskies registered ten consecutive points to jump out to an early 14-8 lead over Washington and Jefferson. The Presidents chipped away at the differential, but Muskingum could not be halted. A President service error locked in the set for the Muskies.
- In set two, the Muskies and Presidents fought side by side with neither team claiming more than a four-point lead early on. The Muskies tallied a ferocious 7-2 run to slide past Washington and Jefferson with a score of 19-13. The Presidents fought to close the gap, but Muskingum continued to control play. A kill by freshman Alexis Hall secured the 25-16 victory for the Muskies.
- In set three, the Muskies capitalized on Washington and Jefferson errors to secure a 9-4 lead over the Presidents. Muskingum notched five unanswered points to expand the lead to 17-8. The Presidents were able to trim their deficit some, but the Muskies recorded the final point to take the set.
- Junior Maddie McGee guided the Muskies with a career-high 12 kills.
- Junior Brooke Fatheree registered eight kills and secured eight digs.
- Hall and junior Jada Briggs dished out seven kills each.
- Junior Jessica Cottle anchored the Muskie backline with a team-high 13 digs.
- Freshman Emma Conrad controlled the Muskie offense with a team-best 21 assists.
- Junior Erin Dickson contributed 20 assists.
vs. Case Western Reserve
- As a team, Muskingum notched 66 kills, 50 assists, and 81 digs.
- In set one, the Spartans secured a 9-2 run to jump out to an early 10-3 lead over the Muskies. Muskingum answered back with a 7-3 run to get within two-points of Case Western (15-13). The Muskies fought to close the gap, but the Spartans recorded the final point to take the set.
- In set two, the Muskies recorded back-to-back points to slide past the Spartans with a score of 7-2. Hall fired off five consecutive kills to expand the gap to 18-7 for the Muskies. Case Western was able to trim their deficit some, but the Muskies continued to control play. Muskingum capitalized on a Spartan error to lock in a 25-18 victory.
- In the third set, the Muskies and Spartans fought side by side until Case Western tallied a 9-2 run to secure a 14-8 lead over Muskingum. The Muskies answered back with five straight points to trim the deficit to 14-13. The contest remained tight, but the Spartans locked in the final two points to secure the set.
- The battle continued into the fourth set with neither team claiming more than a two-point lead early on. Muskingum recorded back-to-back points to put them ahead 24-21. A kill by Fatheree clinched the set for the Muskies.
- Muskingum took control of set five early on with a 7-1 run to jump out to an 8-5 lead over the Spartans. Case Western fought to close the gap but was unable to halt the Muskies. Muskingum claimed the set with a score of 15-12.
- Fatheree notched 24 kills and locked in 15 digs.
- Hall chipped in 13 kills.
- Dickson led the Muskie attack with a game-high 37 assists.
- Junior Brynn Guist guided the Muskies with a team-high two blocks.
- Cottle amassed a team-best 22 digs, while junior Maddie Sikorski dished out 19 digs.
- As a team, Muskingum registered 37 kills, 30 assists, and 36 digs.
- The Muskies took control of set one early on with a score of 13-7. Muskingum registered back-to-back points to expand the gap to 22-11. The Muskies capitalized on Tomcat errors to lock in the set with a score of 25-12.
- In set two, the Muskies registered a 10-4 run to jump out to an early 11-5 lead over the Tomcats. Thiel fought to trim the deficit, but the Muskies continued to control play. Muskingum recorded twelve unanswered points to secure the dominating 25-11 victory over the Tomcats.
- In set three, the Muskies and Tomcats battled neck and neck with neither team claiming more than three-point lead early on. Muskingum tallied a 7-3 run to slide past the Tomcats with a score of 22-16. A service ace by Hall locked in the 25-18 triumph for the Muskies.
- Junior Kaitlin Goedde-Noble led the charge with eight kills on 13 total attempts.
- Hall and Conrad chipped in six kills each.
- Conrad also led the team with 16 assists.
- Fatheree amassed a team-best 10 digs, while Cottle dished out nine.
- The Muskies next participate in the Carnegie Mellon Invite from Friday, September 13 to Saturday, September 14. The Muskies battle Scranton (2:00 p.m.) and Hope (6:00 p.m.) on Friday and go head-to-head with Susquehanna (3:00 p.m.) and Carnegie Mellon (5:00 p.m.) on Saturday.