RIO GRANDE, Ohio (Volleyball) – The Shawnee State volleyball team struggled over the weekend, losing four straight games at the Bob Evans Classic on Friday and Saturday at Newt Oliver Arena. The Bears were defeated, 3-1, Friday evening versus Union College before taking losses against Ohio Christian (3-2), Mount Vernon Nazarene (3-0) and host University of Rio Grande (3-2) during a busy Saturday.
On Friday, the Bears played a pair of tight sets before eventually dropping the contest in four frames – 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20. Paige Zelich (SR/Grove City, Ohio) recorded a team-high 11 kills in the loss.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Volleyball) – Tied at one set each, the Shawnee State volleyball team allowed St. Catharine College to go on a 6-0 run – erasing a six-point deficit – to take control of the third set and, eventually the match, en route to a 3-1 victory at Waller Gymnasium on Monday night.
The Bears (11-8, 4-4 Mid-South) grabbed momentum with a 26-24 win in the second set and seemed to have complete control of the third, leading by as many as seven before taking a 20-14 advantage.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (Volleyball) – Tiffany Jackson (SR/Williamstown, N.J.) recorded 10 kills and four more Shawnee State volleyball players added at least five, as the Bears defeated the University of the Cumberlands, 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 15-25, 25-19) on Friday evening at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.
Paige Zelich (SR/Grove City, Ohio) and Lauren Helbig (SO/Mansfield, Ohio) each added eight kills for the Bears in the victory, while Christina Shelton (SO/West Union, Ohio) and Kristi Humble (SR/West Jefferson, Ohio) notched five a piece.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Volleyball) – The Shawnee State volleyball team fell down early in both the second and third sets, and let a close game slip away in the second set, as the Bears fell in straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-16) to No. 16 Georgetown College on Tuesday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
The Bears (10-7, 3-3 Mid-South) struggled to form any type of momentum throughout the three sets, collecting just 20 kills while committing 19 attack errors. Christina Shelton (SO/West Union, Ohio) led the way with six.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Volleyball) – Lauren Helbig recorded a season-high 14 kills and Hayley Carle hit .667, as the Shawnee State volleyball team defeated the University of Pikeville in straight sets (25-20, 25-19, 25-23) on Wednesday night at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.
The evening featured games and prizes all in support of Muscular Dystrophy Association, as both squads wore warm-up shirts featuring the MDA logo.
|Ohio Christian University at||4:30pm|
|West Virginia Institute of Technology vs||6:00pm|
|Ohio Christian University||EST|
|West Virginia Institute of Technology at||7:30pm|
|Shawnee State at||7:00pm|
|University of Pikeville||EST|
|(17) Georgetown College at||7:00pm|
|University of the Cumberlands at||7:00pm|