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Women's Volleyball Loses Pair of Matches at Bradford
11/2/2013 — BRADFORD, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's volleyball suffered a tough 3-2 loss to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe Pitt-Bradford on Saturday afternoon, then fell 3-0 to non-conference Lycoming College.
With their loss to Pitt-Bradford, the Lady Lions drop to the fifth seed in the upcoming AMCC Tournament and will not host a home match in the first round. Instead, the team will travel to face fourth-seeded Hilbert College on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM.
Against the host Lady Panthers, Penn State Altoona fell in five closely-contested sets. The home team won the first game 25-20 before the Lady Lions won the second 25-18. Bradford responded with a 25-13 win in the third set, but Penn State Altoona tied the match 2-2 with a 27-25 victory in the fourth. However, Bradford squeaked out a 16-14 win in the fifth set to take the match.
Mariah McDowell (Morrisdale, PA/West Branch) led Penn State Altoona with 11 kills and six total blocks while adding 13 digs.
Amanda Hammer (Greencastle, PA/Greencastle-Antrim) contributed nine kills, five digs, and four block assists.
Moira Corrigan (Havertown, PA/Haverford) totaled 8 kills and four block assists, while Becky Britton (Northern Cambria, PA/Northern Cambria) had seven kills and a team-high 15 digs.
Kristi Batzel (Osterburg, PA/Chestnut Ridge) tallied 31 set assists.
Against Lycoming, the Lady Lions lost in straight sets 25-21, 25-18, and 25-16.
Hammer posted six kills to lead the team, while Britton and Tori Callihan (Ashburn, VA/Bishop O'Connell) had four kills each.
Britton again led the team in digs with 15. Batzel put up 14 set assists to go along with 10 digs.
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore Becky Britton posted a team-high 30 digs in two matches on Saturday to go along with 11 kills.
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