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September 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

Women’s Volleyball Outlasts Immaculata in Four-Set Thriller

Arcadia University 2012 Women's Volleyball Team

Photo by Josh Blustein

Facing match point nine different times in the fourth game, Arcadia University’s women’s volleyball team showed tremendous perseverance, rallying for a thrilling five-set win (25-13, 21-25, 22-25, 28-26, 15-9) over Immaculata University on Saturda, Sept. 8. With the victory, the Knights improved to 3-1 on the year.

Down two sets to one and trailing 24-17 in the fourth, Arcadia strung together seven consecutive points to stave off defeat. The Knights also faced match point, down 25-24 and 26-25, before stringing together three straight points to pull out a 28-26 victory in the fourth set. Arcadia went on to capture the fifth set to win its second match in a row.

Junior Taylor Hoover led the Knights with a team-high 13 kills, seven digs and four service aces. Senior Carlee Rossiter added a game-high 32 assists and 14 digs. Graduate student Erin Ficca had a team-high 31 digs to go along with four assists. Senior Delaney Dobson contributed 12 kills.

Arcadia returns home on Tuesday to take on MAC Commonwealth opponent Widener University at  7 p.m. in the Kuch Center.

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