Saturday, October 05, 2013
The College of Mount St. Joseph women's volleyball team traveled to Defiance, Ohio on Saturday to take on conference rival Defiance, and non-conference opponent Trine University. The Lions dropped both matches, by 3-1 scores, and are now 9-13 on the season, and 1-1 in the HCAC. The Mount is back in action on Oct. 9 when they host Bluffton University in a conference match.
The Yellow Jackets won the first two sets of the match against the Mount, 25-20, 25-20, before the Lions rebounded in set three to win, 25-15. The fourth set went back and forth between the two teams, with Defiance eventually claiming a 26-24 victory and the match, the HCAC opener for both teams. The Lions had 38 kills in the match, as they were led by Nicole Sherpensky (Cincinnati, OH/Northwest) and Jessica Wilgenbusch (Sunman, IN/East Central), who had nine kills each. Sherpensky chipped in one block solo and seven block assists. Janelle Davis (Convoy, OH/Wayne Trace) had 20 assists while teammates Emma Beyer (Liberty Township, OH/Mt. Notre Dame) and Chelsea Shanklin (Monroe, OH/Monroe) registered 11 digs each.
In the Mount's second match of the day, Trine claimed the first set, 25-18, and the Lions evened the match at 1-1 with a set two 25-20 win. The Thunder took sets three and four, 25-17 and 25-14 to claim the victory. Hannah Vanarsdall (Cincinnati, OH/McAuley) had 12 kills and eight digs for the Mount, while Davis added 18 assists. Beyer totaled a match-high 16 digs.