Women’s Volleyball Remains Undefeated in Conference
BY BEN CAMPBELL
The Westminster women’s volleyball team defeated conference opponent Eureka College 3-0 on Thursday before beating Principia College (3-0) and Spalding University (3-2) on Saturday. With the victories, the Lady Jays have improved their record to 7-3 overall and 5-0 in conference.
Westminster took all three games from the Red Devils of Eureka. Ashley Kistaitis, ’20, and Hannah Marshall, ’18, combined for 26 kills, and Kayla Reeg, ’17, led the team with 7 digs.
The Blue Jays started off strong on Saturday, sweeping Principia 3-0. Marshall led the team with 13 kills, while Reeg had 21 digs. On Saturday, Marshall had a Westminster-record 27 kills, in the contest against Spalding. The two schools alternated sets before Westminster eventually won 15-11 in the decisive fifth set, to cap off an undefeated week of volleyball.
For the Lady Jays, success starts in practice.
“There is a lot of talent in the gym during practice, which makes for a very competitive environment,” Marshall said. “That translates to when we take the court against tough competition.”
Chemistry is also a key ingredient to victory.
“I think we work well with each other,” Bridget Ringwald, ’19, said. “We set goals that we want to meet at the beginning of the season and know that we must rely on each other to reach them.”
Westminster will be back in action on Tuesday, September 20, when they host Hannibal-La Grange University at 7 p.m.