Alex Henry – Staff Writer
This past weekend, the Clarion University women’s volleyball team had two games.
In the first game, they took on Millersville.
Clarion dominated the first set 25-11.
They then dropped the following set 27-25.
In the third set, they won 25-14 before pulling out the victory in a closely contested fourth set, winning by the score of 28-26.
Junior Golden Eagle Taylor Braunagel tallied 20 kills and four blocks in the game.
Sophomore Lauryn Driscoll had 14 kills.
Clarion senior Mackenzie Biggs totaled 10 kills and seven blocks in the contest.
Sophomore Marissa Robertson added seven kills of her own in the game.
In the second game of the weekend, the Golden Eagles took on Shippensburg.
Clarion lost the first set, 26-24.
The Golden Eagles rallied back to win the next three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-18 and closed it out in a 30-28 set.
Biggs had 15 kills in the victory.
Braunagel added 11 kills in the matchup.
Robertson tallied 10 kills and three blocks, along with one ace.
The Golden Eagles improved to 15-10 overall and 9-4 in the PSAC after the weekend sweep.
Braunagel said on the games, “We played well this weekend against both Millersville and Shippensburg, and that really means a lot in our conference.”
Braunagel continued, “There have been some upsets in the PSAC so at this point, every set counts.”
As far as the team’s chemistry, Braunagel stated, “We worked hard and we played with more cohesion this weekend than we have in past weekends. We are working on focusing on our own personal goals in terms of our individual development as players.”
Braunagel added, “We have goals for different technical movements to work on in practice. We also try to model the best we can the next opponent’s defense and offense so we can become as comfortable as we can playing in different situations and defending a certain offense.”
As far as going forward the rest of the season, Braunagel said, “We are staying focused, getting better every day, and are excited to continue to grow as a team throughout the rest of our matches.”
Clarion is back in action this weekend, with just two weeks left in the regular season, as they travel to Lock Haven tomorrow to take on the Bald Eagles at 7 p.m.
They then travel to Pitt Johnstown at 1 p.m. Saturday.