Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by Frank Stallworth. October 27, 2018 vs. Concordia (Senior Day).
Oct 29, 2018
Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh
Garden City, N.Y. – Despite losing 3-0, the Wilmington University volleyball team gave Adelphi University a tough three sets Monday night in their last nonconference matchup of the season at the Center for Recreation and Sport.
Set scores for the match were 25-19, 27-25, and 28-26.
The Wildcats (18-12) put up a fight against the 23-5 Panthers as each set was a race to set point. Wilmington jumped out to a 9-6 lead off of two errors in the first set before the Panthers went on a 5-0 run to make it an 11-9 game. The Wildcats would tie the set two more times until the Panthers took a 17-14 lead to slowly take the set, 25-19.
WilmU was in control for most of the second set leading the Panthers, 22-16 thanks to three back-to-back kills and an attacking error by Adelphi. But the Panthers would not quit, chipping away to make it a 23-20 game. The Wildcats had set point, but Adelphi was able to hold off four set points and eventually take a 25-24 lead over the Wildcats. WilmU was able to tie it back up at 25 apiece, but the Panthers went on to win, 27-25.
Wilmington was in charge again in the third set with a 19-14 lead off a Mandy Behiels kill, before the Panthers made a comeback to tie it at 19-19. Neither team would quit, as the set would be tied six more times, including Rebecca Rawlinson and Jill Braunsberg's back-to-back kills to tie it up at 24-24. A kill from Bailey Andrews and an attacking error would give WilmU the 26-25 lead, but Adelphi was able to secure the next three points to take the third and final set, 28-26.
Adelphi out-hit the Wildcats 49-26 in the match, despite the Wildcats out-blocking the Panthers, 7-2.
The Wildcats are right back at it as they will travel to Jefferson for their next Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference matchup on Wednesday for a 6:00 p.m. start time, before finishing out the regular season on Saturday at USciences.