William Penn University
The Lady Statesmen volleyball team had a chance to pick up a big Midwest Collegiate Conference victory Tuesday, butClarke was not in a giving mood as William Penn fell 3-0 to the Crusaders.
William Penn (21-10, 1-3 MCC), which lost by scores of 16-25, 13-25, 23-25, was outhit .313-.095.
The first two sets went easily in favor of the Crusaders (21-7, 3-2 MCC), who led wire-to-wire in both. The Lady Statesmen bounced back in set #3, leading several time early, including a 12-10 edge. Clarke reeled off seven straight points to take the lead for good.
William Penn pulled even at 18, but failed to regain the advantage.The Lady Statesmen were seeking to even up its league mark, but now may have to win its last two matchups versus Mount Mercy and AIB to possibly earn a first-round home game in the MCC Tournament.
Lacey Taylor highlighted her team with 11 kills, while Kylie Giger tallied seven and Jeanette Cunningham added six.
Dayna Sammons posted 23 assists, while Taylor served three aces. Danielle Breeher managed 15 digs and Giger had one solo block and one block assist.
William Penn travels to Whiting, Ind., Friday and Saturday to compete in the Calumet-St. Joseph Tournament. On Friday, the Lady Statesmen face host Calumet-St. Joseph at 3 p.m. and Northwestern Ohio at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the squad meets Michigan-Dearborn at 9 a.m. and Aquinas (Mich.) at 11 a.m.