Beaver Falls, PA – It was a long four years of NCAA Division III provisional status for the Geneva College athletic department. After not being eligible for any conference victories within the Presidents’ Athletic Conference for the last four years, Geneva finally picked up its first conference victory on Wednesday night as the Golden Tornadoes’ volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Washington & Jefferson by the scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-22. The victory moved Geneva’s overall record to 3-2 including a 1-0 mark in conference play.
Geneva’s front line hitters were nearly flawless on Wednesday night as the threesome of Rachel Kuegler, Kristland McCracken and Maggie Bowersox combined for 28 kills on 53 swings while committing just two hitting errors. Sophomore setter Deanna Briody was setting her teammates up all night with a total of 35 assists in the three games.
Meanwhile, Geneva’s service game was on point with a total of nine service aces including three each from Emily Bestor and Brianna Mixter. Mixter also led the defensive charge with a team best 16 digs.
Geneva will open its home schedule on Saturday with a pair of PAC matches at Metheny Fieldhouse. The Golden Tornadoes will host Grove City at 11 am and then face off against Waynesburg at 3 pm.
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).
Of Geneva's 96 full-time faculty members, 76% have earned doctorates.