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.