On Oct. 5, the Wilkes Lady Colonels took on the Lancaster Bible College Chargers during their Pediatric Cancer Night at home, winning the first set and losing the following three, falling short 3-1.
In the first set, freshman Erin Silverman served for a five-point run, allowing the Lady Colonels to tie the set 16-16. Senior Madison Scarfaro had two of her 13 kills for the night during this run. Scarfaro had her third night with double-digit kills.
Later in the set, the Lady Colonels took the 24-23 lead on one of sophomore Alex Ferrier’s five aces. A ball handling error by the Chargers gave the Lady Colonels the 26-24 win for set one.
Although the Lady Colonels won set one, the Chargers won the following three sets with scores of 19-25, 21-25 and 20-25.
Even though they lost, the Lady Colonels had a solid night statistically: senior Alexis Morgan had 39 assists and 15 digs for her fifth double-double in the past six matches; senior Kayley Schinski had eight kills, four blocks and a career high of 11 digs; sophomore Juliet Betke had the most digs for the night with 18; sophomore Michele Natale tied a career-high of six kills; sophomore Julie Murphy had five digs and her first career kill; in addition to Ferrier’s five aces, she had 12 kills and seven digs; Silverman had eight digs; and freshman Christie Challenger had five digs and two blocks.
According to head coach Joe Czopek, “The team has been working hard to build chemistry together and turn a low in our season into a positive finish. Despite a rough conference record, the ladies have stayed positive throughout the losses and are starting to turn the corner.”
Lancaster Bible (3) d. Wilkes (1)
24-26, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — Marts Center
Lancaster Bible 8-10, Wilkes 4-15 (0-4)
() denotes MAC Freedom