University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Volleyball defeats Alfred 3-1
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Taylor McMillen

The Pitt-Bradford volleyball team defeated Alfred University 3-1 on Tuesday night for their its straight victory.

Pitt-Bradford (7-11, 2-0) jumped out to an early lead in game one and went on to defeat the Saxons 25-14. Taylor McMillen led the Panthers with 13 kills, four aces and three blocks. Close behind was teammate Brittni Cumberland, who had eight kills, three aces and 22 assists.

The Panthers won game two by a final score of 25-19. The quick start was just what Pitt-Bradford was looking for heading into tonight, with a chance for the 3-0 sweep.

However, in game three Alfred would not go quietly and eventually defeated the Panthers, 30-28. Kelsey Repke kept the game alive on more than one occasion and tallied 22 digs on the night.

Game four began with each team swapping the lead continuously before Pitt-Bradford finally took over and claimed a 25-17 victory on match point.

“It was a nice win for us tonight. We did some good things and are starting to get some flow on offense," said head coach Tina Phillips. "We still gave some points away at key times, especially in that third game. We have to get better at siding out on our own on a more consistent basis. I thought Brittni and Peyton ran a good offense tonight and Taylor and Kaitlin gave us some big blocks."

The Panthers return to conference play this weekend as they travel to Franciscan on Saturday, Oct. 5, for a match at 2 p.m.