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Volleyball Drops Two at Neumann

Volleyball Drops Two at Neumann

ASTON, Pa. - The Ursinus College volleyball team suffered a pair of sweeps on the second and final day of the Knights Invitational at Neumann University.

The Bears dropped a 25-18, 25-20, 25-16 decision to Moravian in their morning match before succumbing to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-21 setback at the hands of Pitt-Bradford.

Katie Cressman was named to the all-tournament team after leading Ursinus in kills in two of their three appearances at the invitational.

Moravian 3, Ursinus 0

The Bears got off to a great start in their first match, jumping out to a 12-6 lead after two kills by Caroline Sherman and another from Gabby McGinn. Still in front by a 14-11 count, Ursinus surrendered a 10-1 run to the Greyhounds, who pulled away to grab the first set.

The second set saw a sluggish start for Ursinus, which fell behind early and trailed by as many as ten points before closing to within 23-20 as Cressman posted a kill and back-to-back aces.

The third frame was a seesaw affair until Moravian turned a slim 11-10 advantage into an 18-12 cushion on the way to polishing off the sweep.

Cressman led the Bears with a dozen kills, while Sherman had nine. Luca Walborn (11 digs) and Megan Aube (10) headlined a balanced defensive effort that also featured nine digs from Rachel Bernard and seven apiece from Cressman and Emma Illovsky.

Pitt-Bradford 3, Ursinus 0

After Bradford claimed the first two sets in relatively convincing fashion, the Bears fought back and staked themselves to an 11-5 advantage on the strength of a 9-1 run. Ursinus still owned a 17-14 edge and was knotted at 21 before the Panthers ran off four in a row to punctuate the win.

Sherman had nine kills and Cressman chipped in seven for the Bears.


The Bears took the first set of Friday night's opening match against Widener, but the Pride proceeded to reel off the next three.

Cressman turned in another impressive outing with a match-high 14 kills to go along with eight digs for the Bears, while Sherman joined her in double digits with 10 kills. The pair also combined for four blocks. 

Bernard distributed 33 assists and tallied eight digs. Illovsky led all players with 18 digs and Megan Aube finished with 10.