Huntingdon, PA – The Geneva College women’s volleyball team had a tough task in front of itself on Saturday with matches against two quality opponents. In fact, Juniata College, the host of the weekend tournament, entered their own tournament with an overall record of 25-2. The Golden Tornadoes managed to get a game off of one of the best teams in NCAA Division III but dropped a 3-1 decision to the host school. The second match of the day ended with another difficult decision as Carnegie Mellon got some revenge after an early season loss to Geneva with a 3-2 win on Saturday. The doubleheader loss dropped Geneva’s overall record to 16-10 including losses in five of the last seven matches.
After dropping the first two games against Juniata, the Golden Tornadoes responded with a victory in game three. The game scores were 10-25, 17-25, 25-23, 18-25). Adriane Blake and Rachel Kuegler each had eight kills while Brandi Snavely led the way with 24 assists.
The second match of the day saw both teams exchange victories in the first four games with CMU coming out on top in game five. The game scores were 18-25, 25-17, 13-25, 25-21, 12-15. CMU dropped a five game match to the Golden Tornadoes earlier in the season but this time came out on the winning side of a marathon match.
Blake had team highs with 21 kills and 14 digs. Maggie Bowersox added 13 kills and Kuegler came up with 12 kills in a losing cause.
Geneva will return home next week with PAC matches against Westminster on Tuesday and Waynesburg on Thursday to close out the home schedule.
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).
Geneva students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.