Diplomats Pick Up First Win

Diplomats Pick Up First Win

ST. DAVID'S, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall ended a five-match losing streak with a straight-sets win over Moravian in the second match of a tri-match at Eastern University on Saturday.  The Diplomats dropped the opener to the host Eagles in four sets.

In the first match, the Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 25-15 and 25-19 victories.  The Diplomats (2-6) came back to take the third set 25-17, before the Eagles closed out the match with a 25-18 win in the fourth set.

Kerry Rom and Julie Harvey led the F&M attack in the first match, recording 11 kills apiece.  Katy May and Caitlin Krutsick combined for 44 of the Diplomats 86 digs in the match.

In the second match, F&M earned a 25-23 victory in the opening set, before posting 25-18 and 25-20 victories in the final two sets.

Harvey once again led the attack with 11 kills.  Four players had double-digit dig totals, led by Caroline Hubbard with 16.

Franklin & Marshall will finish their nine-match road trip on Tuesday, when they face crosstown rival Millersville.  Game time is 7 p.m.

 

Eastern University def. F&M 25-15,25-19,17-25,25-18

F&M (1-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 11-1-1; Kerry Rom 11-1-1; Sydney Seydel 6-0-4; Caroline Hubbard 4-1-1; Jessica Poucel 4-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 1-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 1-3-2; Katy May 0-3-0; Totals 38-9-5.0. (Assists) - Caroline Hubbard 28. (Dig leaders) – Caitlin Krutsick 23; Katy May 21; Kerry Rom 10; Lis Power 9; Caroline Hubbard 8

Eastern University (8-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Courtney Reinhold 19-2-2; Kearby Benak 8-1-0; Mary Poole 6-2-1; Maria Horning 5-5-1; Lauren Sproles 5-0-1; Katrina Pisch 5-0-0; Rachel Wenger 2-0-3; Amy Guarino 2-0-0; Kelly Groff 0-1-0; Totals 52-11-5.0. (Assists) – Maria Horning 39. (Dig leaders) – Kelly Groff 36; Courtney Reinhold 16; Kearby Benak 10; Nikki Kummerer 8

F&M def. Moravian College 25-23,25-18,25-20

Moravian College (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kellianne Comitalo 10-1-1; Samantha Savite 8-0-0; Taylor Jennings 6-0-0; JeanAnne Carey 4-0-0; Katie Moquete 4-0-1; Brittany O'Hara 3-0-0; Kelly Brown 2-3-0; Jesse Krasley 0-1-0; Totals 37-5-1.0. (Assists) - Kelly Brown 30. (Dig leaders) - Jesse Krasley 24; Kelly Brown 16; Kellianne Comitalo 12; Ashley Schmidt 9

F&M (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 11-4-2; Sydney Seydel 7-0-1; Kerry Rom 3-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 3-0-2; Caroline Hubbard 2-1-0; Heather Letzkus 2-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 2-1-1; Stephanie Armstrong 0-2-0; Totals 30-8-3.0. (Assists) - Caroline Hubbard 23. (Dig leaders) - Caroline Hubbard 16; Katy May 14; Caitlin Krutsick 14; Kerry Rom 12