CWRU Wins Final Set for a 3-2 Win over John Carroll

CWRU Wins Final Set for a 3-2 Win over John Carroll

Freshman outside hitter Brianna Lemon and freshman middle hitter Haley Sims racked up 20 and 15 kills, respectively, to lead the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team to a 3-2 win versus local rival John Carroll University on Wednesday evening in Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans are now 4-0 on the season and head into a weekend of competition at the 18th Annual Marcia French Invitational.

Sophomore setter Shannon Carroll tied a career-high with 53 assists and freshman defensive specialist Christine Tamura led the Spartans with 15 digs.

CWRU lead by as many as seven in the first after a successful attack by Sims for a 19-12 lead. After some back and forth play, the Blue Streaks were only able to cut the deficit down by two. The Spartans would go on to win the first 25-23.

In the second, the Spartans hit the ignition with a service ace by Sims to give CWRU a 6-3 lead. JCU came back and cut the lead to 15-13, but the Spartans answered with a kill from Lemon. The Spartans would end the second 25-18 with a successful attack from Carroll.

Despite losses in both the third and fourth sets, the Spartans came back to win the fifth (15-5) to open their home schedule with a win.

The Spartans will return to action on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th as the program will co-host the annual Marcia French Invitational alongside Baldwin Wallace University. The Spartans will play the first match of the doubleheader on Friday at 5:30 p.m. against the Rochester Institute of Technology.