Latrobe, PA – There was a Golden Tornado warning on the campus of St. Vincent Friday as the Geneva Volleyball team set up shop for a day of competition in St. Vincent’s Bearcat Challenge Volleyball Tournament. The tournament opened the gates for Geneva to start their season strong with an overall record of 2-0. In the dual volleyball action, the Golden Tornadoes faced the Frostburg State Bobcats at three o’clock and then Carlow University at seven o’clock.
In the first game, Geneva showed their power and height for a victory in just three games (25-12, 25-19, 25-19). Senior, Ashley Davis hit for 18 kills against Frostburg while teammate Olivia Test covered the other side of the game with four blocks. Also included in the winning mix was Deanna Briody with 34 assists, McKala King gathered 14 digs and Sarah Ormsby earned five aces.
In the evening, Carlow challenged Geneva through a long heartbreaking setback for the GTs with a first game final of 30-28 to start the match. But the GTs didn't remain in their heartbreak. Davis would top her first game total of kills to 19, Briody claimed 39 assists, Rachel Netherland racked up six blocks, and King contributed 19 digs. Geneva made sure the first game didn't repeat sealing the next two games with a score of 25-19 and finished up with a game final of 25-21.
Geneva Volleyball will have a good portion of the week off before heading back to Tournament play. Starting Friday, September 6th the Golden Tornadoes will compete in the 15th Annual Marcia French Memorial Invitational held at Baldwin Wallace. On Friday Geneva will face Baldwin Wallace at 4 p.m. and Wooster at 6 p.m. A couple hours later on Saturday, Geneva will match up against Case Western Reserve at 10 a.m. and close out the weekend games with Carnegie Mellon University at noon.
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).