(SELINSGROVE, Pa.) - The 16th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University volleyball team finished the Susquehanna University Hampton Inn River Hawk Classic with a 3-0 victory against the hosts and a 3-0 win against Stevenson University. The Tartans move to 11-0 on the season.
The Tartans opened the day with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-22 win against the River Hawks. The team hit .287 for the match including a .452 performance in the second set in which they put down 16 kills.
Junior Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown STEM Academy) and senior Eliza Donohue (Lancaster, Pa. / Hempfield) each had 10 kills for the match while senior Heather Holton (Haslett, Mich. / Haslett) put down nine kills. Sophomore Maia So-Holloway (Oakland, Calif. / Sacred Heart Cathedral) picked up 18 assists with senior Amanda Thiele (Lakeland, Fla. / George Jenkins) dishing out 15. Mueller led the back line with 13 digs, as sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif. / Sacred Heart Cathedral) collected 10 digs. Sophomore Sahara Aqui (Miramar, Fla. / Archbishop McCarthy) and junior Sarah Jurgens (Eagan, Minn. / Eagan) each had three block assists.
After a break, the Tartans took on Stevenson and won by set scores of 26-24, 25-21, and 25-11. Holton led the attack with 11 kills and a htting percentage of .385. So-Holloway had 19 assists while Thiele had 13. Yew and Mueller each had 10 digs while Aqui picked up five block assists and hit .600 with six kills.
The Tartans will next face Franciscan University on Tuesday, September 19 before hosting the DoubleTree Invitational on Friday, September 22 and 23.