The Pitt-Bradford volleyball team fell 3-1 on Wednesday,
Oct. 30, when it traveled to Hilbert for a mid-week matchup with the Hawks.
Pitt-Bradford (8-18, 3-5) battled with Hilbert during the
first set to establish a lead. The two squads took turns swapping points and
extended the game beyond regulation. The Panthers eventually worked their way
to a 30-28 victory and an early 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, the Hawks set the tone early and never
allowed the Panthers a chance to bring the game close. Hilbert took the second
set 25-16 and evened the match at one game each.
The third set brought much of the same action as the first.
Each team had little trouble scoring points and it appeared the team with the
last serve would take the win. As it worked out, the Panthers and the Hawks
fought to a 26-24 score in favor of Hilbert, who took a 2-1 advantage in the
Hilbert (13-18, 6-2) was determined to make it three sets in
a row and take the win when the two teams entered the fourth set. Pitt-Bradford
needed a win to force a game five but that task would prove too difficult for
After keeping the set close until the end, the Panthers
allowed the final points to swing in favor of the Hawks. Hilbert stole the win
25-20 in the fourth set and earned the victory over Pitt-Bradford.
Taylor McMillen led the Panthers with 17 kills, three
assists and five digs. Kelsey Repke registered 20 digs during the contest, and
Brittni Cumberland finished with five kills, 27 assists and 14 digs.
The Panthers have locked in the number six seed for the
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament beginning on Wednesday,
Nov. 6. Pitt-Bradford can expect to travel to Franciscan, Hilbert, Penn State
Altoona or Medaille based on this weekend’s results.