CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (Volleyball) – The Shawnee State volleyball team will take on the University of the Cumberlands in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament on Friday, beginning at 2 p.m. at the J.K. Powell Athletic Center on the campus of Campbellsville University.
The Bears will represent the home squad on the scoreboard, as the fourth seed in the tournament. The Cumberlands will be the fifth seed. The two teams split a pair of contests this season, each winning on the road.
Kristi Humble (SR/West Jefferson, Ohio) lead the Bears with 18 kills while Paige Zelich (SR/Grove City, Ohio) recorded 17, Tiffany Jackson (SR/Williamstown, N.J.) with 14, Lauren Helbig (SO/Mansfield, Ohio) 11, and Christina Shelton (SO/West Union, Ohio) with 10.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Volleyball) – Paige Zelich (SR/Grove City, Ohio) marked a team-high nine kills with Christina Shelton (SO/West Union, Ohio) and Lauren Helbig (SO/Mansfield, Ohio) each contributing five and Kristi Humble (SR/West Jefferson, Ohio) with four, as Shawnee dropped three straight sets (25-11,25-20, 25-20) and only hit 0.88 in a 3-0 loss to No. 17 Georgetown College at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Volleyball) – The Shawnee State volleyball team closed the night on a 22-6 run in the fourth set, as the Bears escaped the University of Pikeville with a 3-1 (25-23, 26-28, 25-23, 25-12) victory on Tuesday at UPIKE Gymnasium.
SSU trailed, 6-3, in the fourth set before heading on the big run. The spark began with 13 straight points, as the Bears turned a three-point deficit into a 17-6 advantage.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Volleyball) – Paige Zelich (SR/Grove City, Ohio) recorded 16 and 11 kills in two games, as the Shawnee State volleyball squad earned two victories Tuesday evening in a tri-match with Ohio Christian University and West Virginia Tech at the Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.
Tiffany Jackson (SR/Williamstown, N.J.) recorded double-figures in kills with 13 versus Ohio Christian and Christina Shelton (SO/West Union, Ohio) tacked on 10 against West Virginia Tech. Madison Smith (JR/Orrville, Ohio) collected 47 digs over the course of two contests, while Devan Scarberry (SR/Franklin Furnace, Ohio) notched 31 assists and Bonnie Huesing (SO/Mason, Ohio) added 25.