DUBUQUE, Ia. (Women's Volleyball) -- The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Pomeroy women's volleyball team (14-13) traveled to Clarke University for a tri-match with, the host, Clarke and the William Penn University Lady Statesmen. SMWC played great but split their matches. Against William Penn, the Pomeroys went the distance and won the match in four sets with scores of 25-12, 25-19, (18-25), and 25-11. In the closing match with CU, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was defeated in three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-22, and 25-22.
In the match with the Lady Statesmen, the Pomeroys were led by Monica Mack with 15 kills and McKenzi Kumpf with 12 kills. Kumpf also racked up a team-high 20 digs. SMWC's table was kept set by Katelyn Cotter with 42 assists. Defensively, Madeline Howes accounted for the second highest dig total of the match with 18. She was followed by Pamela Dorman and Mary Alvanos with 12 digs each. Cotter contributed 10 digs to the defensive effort.
As a team, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College finished the match with 46 kills, 44 assists, and 76 digs.
Nesreen Iskandrani was the leader for William Penn with nine kills. She was followed by Jordan Carter, Claire Simmons, and Alexis Weatherspoon with six kills. The assist leader was Caitlin Jamison with 10. Ashley Miller was the defensive leader for the Lady Statesmen with 16 digs.
Collectively, the team ended with 34 kills, 33 assists, and 69 digs.
Against the Clarke Pride, Kumpf was the kill leader tallying 11 for the match. The assist leader for the Pomeroys was Cotter with 24. Defensively, Howes led the way with 14 digs while Alvanos recorded 12. Gabriella Slagle was a force at the net for SMWC as she snapped up four total blocks.
Together, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College recorded 28 kills, 26 assists, and 49 digs.
Lindsey Steger was the leader for CU with 12 kills. Not to be outdone, Kasey Davis and Kayla Budgins contributed 11 kills each while Rachel Hunt recorded 10. The assist leaders were Maddie Ro and Randi Hafner as they each came up 22 assists. Ashley Smith led the defense with 19 digs.
Clarke finished the match with 50 kills, 46 assists, and 46 digs.
The Pomeroys will return home for the final match of the season and Senior Day on Thursday, Nov. 2 against Eureka College. Match start time is set for 7 p.m.