Volleyball Defeats Allegheny, Improves to 11-3
BRADFORD, Pa. - Down by six in the fourth set to Allegheny and facing the reality of a decisive fifth set, the Pitt-Bradford volleyball team stormed back to win the game, defeating the Gators, 3-1, Wednesday evening.
Pitt-Bradford won its final tune-up before conference play by scores of 25-16, 17-25, 26-24, 27-25. With the victory, the Panthers matched their win total from a year ago (11) and head into AMCC play on a high note.
Erin Fagan finished with a team-high 14 kills, and Kirsten Platz and Rose Thacker had 10 apiece. Christina Rauh had 10 kills, a career-high 50 assists and 15 digs to collect her second triple-double of the season. Emily Reitz posted 21 digs, Brianna Majot added 12, Mandy Finch chipped in with 11 and Alexis Dhayer had 10.
Pitt-Bradford (11-3) opens league play Saturday with a doubleheader against Penn State Altoona and Mt. Aloysius.
Jasmine Adams' First Career Goal Sends Panthers Past Elmira
BRADFORD, Pa. - Jasmine Adams scored the go ahead goal in the 61st minute and the Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer team hung on to defeat Elmira 2-1 Wednesday afternoon.
The Panthers outshot Elmira 12-8 and held a 6-5 advantage in corner kicks. Kaitlyn Donnelly opened the scoring in the 10th minute, connecting for her first goal of the season. The Soaring Eagles tied the game at one minutes later on a play identical to Donnelly's score.
Early in the second half, Donnelly found Adams in transition and Adams finished from the top of the box for her first career goal. She nearly doubled the Panthers’ lead seconds later but her shot rolled just wide of the post. The defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way to preserve the win led by Sarah Dailey's three saves in net.
Pitt-Bradford moves to 3-3-1 on the season and will open conference play Saturday at Penn State Altoona.