(ADA, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University volleyball team remained unbeaten on the young season with a pair of wins on Saturday at the Ohio Northern University Invitational. The Tartans started the day with a 3-2 win over the 22nd-ranked Polar Bears of Ohio Northern before topping Ohio Wesleyan 3-0 in the nightcap to move to 4-0 on the season.
In the win over Ohio Northern, Carnegie Mellon won by the scores of 22-25, 27-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-12. Junior Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown SIEM Academy) tied a career-high with 19 kills to lead the Tartans. Senior Heather Holton (Haslett, Mich.) tallied 17 kills while junior Sarah Jurgens (Eagan, Minn./Eagan) and senior Eliza Donohue (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) had 12 and 11 kills, respectively.
Defensively, sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral) and Mueller each recorded career-highs in digs. Yew led with 35 followed by Mueller with 25. Freshman Diana Balta (Media, Pa./Penncrest) had 17 digs and senior Hannah Wooten (Hughson, Calif.) had 15. At the net, Donohue recorded seven block assists, sophomore Sahara Aqui (Miramar, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy) had five while Jurgens and Holton each had four. The team finished with four solo blocks and 24 block assists.
Against Ohio Wesleyan Donohue led with 11 kills and Mueller had nine, as the Tartans won by the scores of 25-17, 25-23, 26-24. So-Holloway and Thiele combined for 34 of the Tartans 38 assists with So-Holloway leading with 21.
Wooten recorded 14 digs with Mueller and Yew each having 13. Donohue and Mueller both had four block assists and Aqui recorded two block solos and three block assists.
Mueller and Donohue were named to the all-tournament team for their performances over the four matches this weekend.
Carnegie Mellon will entertain Saint Vincent College on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in Skibo Gymnasium.