Volleyball Competes Well With DuBois, but Fall in Three Sets in Dig Pink Match

Volleyball Competes Well With DuBois, but Fall in Three Sets in Dig Pink Match

MONT ALTO, Pa. – The Penn State Mont Alto volleyball team finished out a busy weekend as it celebrated its Dig Pink match on Sunday, the Lions competed well but dropped a straight set match to PSU DuBois (18-4, 9-1 PSUAC). The PSUMA volleyball program raised awareness for breast cancer by warming-up in specially designed pink t-shirts with the team also selling the shirts prior to the match, as this year's proceeds were donated to Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance.

Set Scores

  • Penn State DuBois won 25-19, 27-25, 25-20.

Inside the Box Score

  • Courtney Stump (Greencastle, Pa. / Greencastle Antrim) finished with 12 kills and a match-high 23 digs.
  • Katie Muse (Hagerstown, Md. / Boonsboro) had 18 assists and two service aces.
  • Allison Meyers (Greencastle, Pa. / Greencastle Antrim) patrolled the back line and collected seven digs.
  • Freshman Kirstyn Black (Saint Thomas, Pa. / James Buchanan) had five kills and three blocks, including a block within the third set that put Mont Alto up at the time.

 How it Happened

  • PSUMA won the opening point, the visiting DuBois Lions countered with five-straight before a Breanne Byers (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) kill made it 5-2. Mont Alto fought back and tied it up at six points apiece after a Courtney Stump (Greencastle, Pa. / Greencastle Antrim) kill. The teams traded points within the middle of the set before once again coming to a tie at 16-16. DuBois would build a three-point advantage that they were able to maintain to close out for the first set win.
  • It was a back and forth second set, neither team was able to build more than a two point lead as their were three ties before PSU DuBois made it 13-10 after a Keara Shrefler kill. PSUMA fought back and tied it up at 16 points apiece after a Breanne Byers (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) block. The teams would trade points all the way up to 24-24; the visitors once again won the set at 27-25.
  • PSUMA built a 12-8 lead in the third set that forced a DuBois timeout. Mont Alto lost the first point out of the break, but they won six straight to make it 16-9. DuBois called another timeout, which completely shifted the momentum as they rallied to regain the lead at 19-18. Mont Alto called a timeout, but was unable to swing the momentum back their way as they dropped the set 25-20.

Mont Alto (11-11, 4-6, PSUAC) return to action in a road match with nearby Wilson College on Tuesday, October 16.