Lady Colonels fall to Lancaster Bible College

J.T. Keer

Lancaster Bible College captured the final two sets, following a 1-1 tie, to defeat the Lady Colonels 3-1.

With the loss Wilkes fell to 3-2, while Lancaster Bible College improved to 3-5.

Lancaster Bible College got out the gate cooking and took the first set 25-19. However, the Lady Colonels answered back right away with a down to the wire 26-24 victory.

The last two matches, the Lady Colonels sluggish play came back to bite them and they lost both 25-15 and 25-21 respectively.

Lancaster Baptist College waas led by junior setter Hannah Derr, with 31 assists, senior right side hitter Katie Comber, with 14 kills, and junior outside hitter Joanna Butala, with 25 digs.

Junior setter Megan Powers, who finished the game with 30 assists, wants to take it as a teaching moment for future matches.

“Tuesday night really brought out all of the small things that we need to work on as a team,” Powers said. “Our communication was lacking and we were very slow on defense. I give a lot of credit to Lancaster Bible though, they didn’t let anything touch the floor on their side. We’re hoping to make up for the loss with 2 big wins this weekend.”

The lady Colonels had some nice performances from Senior libero, Erin Nothstein, freshman middle hitter, Ellen Mook, freshman middle hitter, Madison Scarfaro and sophomore outside hitter, Ally Paskas.

Nothstein led all players with a game high 30 digs. Mook, added 11 kills and four digs, while fellow freshman, Scarfaro, had eight kills and five digs. Paskas, provided seven kills and six digs.

After a tough loss on the road, the Lady Colonels will return to action this weekend looking to redeem themselves, with 2 important matches against Swarthmore College and Cabrini College in the Swarthmore tournament in Swarthmore, PA before starting Freedom Conference play versus Misericordia University on September 17.

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