Volleyball loses to Mount Union 3–1

Last Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon volleyball team traveled to Alliance, Ohio to compete against Mount Union College but were unable to overcome the Purple Raiders’ tough defenses and dropped a 3–1 decision. The Purple Raiders move to 12–2 for the season while the Tartans shift to 9–5.

The Tartans started off strong, decisively taking the first game 25–13. The momentum began to change after the second game, where the Tartans narrowly lost 25–22. The Purple Raiders pulled ahead and took the second game 25–21 and held their defenses tight to prevent the Tartans from taking the fourth game, winning it 25–18.

Defensively, Junior Cameron Griffin led the team with total digs, taking 24 for the match. Following Griffin’s example were sophomore Emily Baddock with 10 kills and senior Cara Fatigati with eight kills.

On the offense side, seniors Jess Brackin, Megan Killeen, and Sam Carter led the Tartans and each contributed eight kills. Junior Caroline Size added seven kills. Carter also had 34 assists against the Purple Raiders.

The Tartans hit the court Wednesday, when they travel to Beaver Falls, Pa. to play Geneva College.