Austin Troutman / Sports Editor
Clarion’s Volleyball team continued its strong start to the season, extending its record to a modest 6-2 to begin 2017.
Most recent matches involved travelling to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Clarion took three of its four sets Sept. 8-9.and tangled with Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, Saginaw Valley State University, and Stonehill College.The only loss of the bestof five contests came to Grand Valley State by the score of 3-0, the second time on the year that Clarion faced a shutout.
In the other three sets, Clarion did not lose as every score was different in each matchup.Best matchup for the Eagles came against Saginaw Valley State, which resulted in a. shutout in the first game.
Clarion’s last set of games came against Stonehill College, where after three close games the Golden Eagles really hit them hard and decisively flew by the Skyhawks by the score of 25-16 in a best of five match.
Last season, Clarion went just over .500 at 16-14, and they want nothing more to beat that, and become one of the better teams in the PSAC this season.
Next events for the Golden Eagle volleyball team will require them to travel to Wheeling, West Virginia, where it will take on two different schools on Sep. 15.
Clarion has been travelling a lot to compete out of state, but it is looking forward to getting back home, and getting back to competing in the PSAC.
The Golden Eagles will have to wait until its thirteenthcompetition to face a conference rival, which is scheduled on Sept. 22 at Kutztown University.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania will be the first team to come to Clarion this season, as the fifteenth event of the year takes place Sept. 29.
Until then, however, Clarion will travel toWheeling and West Liberty, West Virginia to try to claim its first road victory on the season.
The 2017 version of the Golden Eagle volleyball team features a determined team looking to do better than last year, and will try to get to the top of the PSAC.
The best that Clarion volleyball has been in recent memory was in 2014, when it went 30-5, including a 20-2 record against conference competition.
After back to back wins, the Golden Eagles look toward their games in West Virginia to try to continue its early run of success in the fall.
Nobody knows yet if the 2017 version of volleyballers can reach the level of the 2014 team, but they are certainly going to try to put up a good season for the Clarion faithful.