Diplomats Split Opening Day at Rhodes Tournament
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Franklin & Marshall volleyball team split matches at the first day of the Rhodes Tournament in Memphis. The Diplomats defeated Webster and fell to Birmingham Southern. The split put F&M at 3-3 for the season.
In the first match of the day, F&M faced Birmingham Southern losing three straight sets (17-25, 19-25, 23-25). Despite the loss, several Diplomats made key contributions to the game. Offensively the Diplomats were led by sophomore Candice Tussing who recorded seven kills and 13 digs. Teammate Kerry Rom had 14 digs, two aces and three kills. Pam Horner finished with 17 assists and ten digs.
Horner led the Diplomats in the second round of play posting 35 assists, three kills, 14 digs, and a service ace. Rom also had a well-rounded game recording 12 kills and 12 digs. Also contributing to the victory was Tusssing with 14 kills and five aces. Katy May also recorded 11 digs.
F&M will return to action tomorrow afternoon against Rhodes beginning at 2 PM.