Sep 6, 2013
DELAND, Fla. - Providence College volleyball made quick work of its first match in the Stetson Westin Classic, beating Savannah State, 3-0, on Friday night. The Friars move to 3-2 on the season and the Tigers fall to 0-5.
Providence started strong in its first match, winning 25-11. Juniors Mackenzie Ziegler (Portage, Wis.) and Colleen McCollom (Indian Head Park. Ill.) led PC in kills with two. Freshman Kayla Fitzgerald (Redlands, Calif.) recorded seven digs in the set. The Friars had ten kills to Savannah State's three in the set.
The Friars kept it going in the second set, picking up a 25-10 win. Savannah State recorded back-to-back points only once in the set.
In the third set Providence jumped out to a 6-0 start. Savannah State had a run of three straight points on its own to make it 6-4. Fitzgerald then recorded back-to-back service aces to get the Friars back on track, eventually finishing the set 25-10.
The Friars scored the first point in all three of their sets. Providence was led by sophomore Lindsay Witt (Basking Ridge, N.J) with eight kills. Freshman Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) had a team-best 15 digs. Sophomore Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) had 17 assists. Fitzgerald was the other Friar to total double-digit kills, with 12 in the match.
Gabrielle Nathaniel led the Tigers with four kills. Caitlynn Masoe tallied eight assists and Alexis Washington had 17 digs.
Saturday the Friars will finish up play in the Stetson Westin Classic and face Stetson at 11:00 a.m. and Bethune Cookman at 1:00 p.m.