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Lady Lions Defeat Pitt-Bradford 3-0 to Clinch #4 Seed, Lose 3-1 to York
10/27/2012 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's volleyball picked up an important victory in its final Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Pitt-Bradford 3-0 in the Adler Gym to clinch the #4 seed in the AMCC Tournament. The Lady Lions also lost to non-conference York College 3-1 later in the day.
As the fourth seed in the tournament, Penn State Altoona earns home court advantage for its first round match. The AMCC Tournament begins this week when the Lady Lions host #5 seed Pitt-Bradford in the Adler Gym on Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM.
Penn State Altoona swept Pitt-Bradford by scores of 25-15, 25-19, and 25-20. The victory marked the team's fourth win in their last six matches against AMCC opponents.
Mariah McDowell (Morrisdale, PA/West Branch) had a team-high 13 kills.
Amanda Hammer (Greencastle, PA/Greencastle-Antrim) and Emily Frye (Etters, PA/Red Land) each posted 11 digs, and Becky Britton (Northern Cambria, PA/Northern Cambria) added 10 digs.
Marina Cotarelo (North Salem, NY/North Salem) put up 30 set assists.
Later, the Lady Lions dropped a hard-fought match to York. The Spartans won the first set 25-20, but Penn State Altoona tied the match with a 25-19 win in the second set. But York went on to edge the Lady Lions 25-22 and 28-26 in the next two sets.
McDowell led the team in kills with 15, adding 21 digs.
Frye had a team-leading 32 digs, while Britton had 25. Hammer contributed 21 digs.
Jessica O'Donnell (Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) had 13 kills and a team-best 10 total blocks.
Cotarelo notched 35 set assists for Penn State Altoona.
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore Emily Frye posted 43 digs in two matches on Saturday.