Washington, PA – It was almost déjà vu all over again for the Geneva College women’s volleyball team on Saturday against Washington & Jefferson. Just two days after watching Bethany rally from two games down for a stunning upset, the Golden Tornadoes nearly gave another away against the President’s. The story ended differently on this day as Geneva held on for a 3-2 victory over W & J, but then dropped a 3-0 decision to Fredonia State in the night cap. The split moved Geneva’s overall record to 15-7 after three matches in less than 48 hours.
The Golden Tornadoes cruised to a two game lead against W & J by scores of 25-17 and 25-18, but much like Thursday night, Geneva watched its opponents storm back with wins in games three and four by scores of 25-23 and 25-17. The Golden Tornadoes managed to hold off the President’s in game five by the count of 16-14.
Adriane Blake led the offense with 18 kills while teammate Maggie Bowersox picked up 16 kills. Brandi Snavely added 55 assists and Brianna Mixter led the defense with 26 digs.
Geneva may have spent all of its energy in holding off W & J in the first match of the day as the Golden Tornadoes lost in three straight to Fredonia State by scores of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-21. Blake added 15 kills in the loss with Laura Zerbe adding nine kills.
The Golden Tornadoes return to Metheny Fieldhouse on Tuesday night to host Bethany College before traveling to the Juniata College Tournament next weekend.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
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