HANOVER, Ind. (Women's Volleyball) – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women's volleyball (3-2) were on the road on Saturday in the Hanover College Invitational. The Pomeroys went head to head with Hanover and Franklin College. SMWC dropped the first match to Hanover in three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-15, and 25-20. In the second match, the Pomeroys were defeated in four sets by the Grizzlies with scores of 25-13, (25-17), 25-16, and 25-18,
In the first match of the day, McKenzi Kumpf led the way for the Pomeroys with 13 kills. Monica Mack was big up front for SMWC as she racked up 12 kills. Freshman Katelyn Cotter kept the table set for SMWC with match-high 25 assists. Defensively, Pamela Dorman led the team in digs with 18 while Kumpf followed her with 17.
As a team, the Pomeroys finished the match with 65 digs, 33 kills, 31 assists, and three service aces.
Hanover (7-0) was led by Kristen Gobin with 10 kills. The assist leader was Haley Alexander as she recorded 22. Defensively, Monique Hunyh recorded 20 digs and Abby Crump accounted for 15. Crump also accumulated 19 assists.
Against Franklin College (4-3), SMWC were again led by Kumpf with 15 kills and 15 digs. Mary Alvanos kept the table set for the Pomeroys with 23 assists. Defensively, Madeline Howes accounted for 15 digs and Pamela Dorman added 14. Not to be outdone, Meagan White recorded 12 digs of her own.
As a team, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College finished the match with 66 digs, 30 kills, 27 assists, and five service aces.
The Grizzlies were led by Avery Sparks with 13 kills. Sparks was followed by Brooke Harvey and Abigail Sewell with 11 kills each. The assist leaders for the team were Jourdan Washington and Carrington Peak with 26 and 21, respectively. Defensively, Libby Stahl accounted for 20 digs.
Collectively, Franklin recorded 79 digs, 56 kills, 53 assists, and six service aces.
One Pomeroy earned a superlative during the invitational as Dorman was named to All-Invitational Team.
SMWC returns home on Tuesday, Sept. 12 as they face crosstown rival, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, at 7 p.m. at the Jean Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center.