Beaver Falls, PA – One of the fun things about athletics is when a team gets a second chance at a team that beat them earlier in the season. Such was the case for Geneva’s women’s volleyball team on Tuesday night. The Golden Tornadoes got a second chance against Point Park, which had stunned Geneva in five-games earlier in the season. On this night, however, it was Geneva that came back for a 3-1 victory, which was the third straight win for the Golden Tornadoes. On the heals of back to back AMC North victories on Saturday night, Geneva kept the momentum rolling with a key conference win. The victory helped Geneva move to 11-16 overall, including a 7-3 record in the AMC North. The Golden Tornadoes have now moved into a second place tie with Houghton College, a team that Geneva has already beaten twice in 2006.
Marisa Barickman, who is quickly becoming a dominant force in the conference, led Geneva again with 22 kills in the victory. Teammate Megan Summers put together her second consecutive double-double. Summers had 15 kills to go along with 10 blocks. She was just three digs shy of her first career triple-double. Laura Zimmovan chipped in with a solid effort at the net with six kills in the victory. Younger sister Michelle Zimmovan did her one better with a perfect night at the net with seven kills and zero errors.
Geneva’s other seniors Allison Seldomridge and Caryn Azure again paced Geneva with team best totals in digs with 22 and assists with 48.
After dropping game one by the slimmest of margins 30-28, Geneva quickly rebounded in taking games two, three and four in convincing fashion. Geneva will try to continue its momentum with back to back difficult tests coming up. On Wednesday, Geneva will travel to Notre Dame, which is currently in first place in the AMC North. It doesn’t get any easier on Thursday as the Golden Tornadoes return home to face Walsh University, the first place team in the AMC South.
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.