CWRU Volleyball Hits Road to Pittsburgh for CMU Mini Invitational

CWRU Volleyball Hits Road to Pittsburgh for CMU Mini Invitational

The Case Western Reserve University women's volleyball team will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Carnegie Mellon Mini Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

The Spartans are slated to play the Rochester Institute of Technology at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, CWRU will face Messiah College at 11:00 a.m. and Elizabethtown College at 1:00 p.m. to conclude the CMU Mini Invitational.

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Case Western Reserve has won seven of their 12 neutral matches this season. In those 12 matches, the Spartans are averaging 11.76 kills per set, 11.13 assists per set and 1.72 blocks per set.

CWRU Spartans
2016 Record: 15-8 (6-1 home, 2-2 away, 7-5 neutral)

Head Coach: Karen Farrell
Statistical Leaders: Brianna Lemon (Freshman Outside Hitter), Shannon Carroll (Sophomore Setter) and Karina Bondelid (Sophomore Libero)

RIT Tigers
2016 Record: 19-11 (8-2 home, 1-6 away, 10-3 neutral)

Head Coach: Jim Lodes
Statistical Leaders: Sarah Szybist (Senior Outside Hitter), Erin Parkinson (Sophomore Setter) and Rebecca Bennett (Junior Libero)

Messiah College Falcons
2016 Record: 19-4 (4-1 home, 4-1 away, 11-2 neutral)

Head Coach: Holly Motheral
Statistical Leaders: Jane Underman (Senior Outside Hitter), Brooke Gallagher (Senior Setter) and Emily Zellers (Senior Libero)

Elizabethtown College Blue Jays
2016 Record: 6-16 (4-6 home, 0-5 away, 2-5 neutral)

Head Coach: Alex Swan
Statistical Leaders: Mackenzie Garner (Sophomore Middle Hitter), Gabby Anders (Sophomore Setter) and Chelsea Gallagher (Junior Libero)

Spartan Notes

Freshman Brianna Lemon currently leads all University Athletic Association players with 307 total kills and ranks second with 3.27 kills per set…Sophomore Karina Bondelid currently ranks first in program history with 0.41 service aces per set for her career…The Spartans are averaging 11.55 kills per set, 10.79 assists per set and 1.79 blocks per set this season.