The Case Western Reserve University women's volleyball team will serve as the host of the 2018 CWRU Invitational this weekend. The Spartans play John Carroll University on Friday, September 7th at 5:30 PM. CWRU then plays two matches on Saturday, September 8th. The first match is against St. Mary-of-the-Woods College at 10:00 AM and the second is against Defiance College at 2:00 PM.
Last Week's Results
Friday, August 31st: CWRU 3, Defiance 1
Thomas More 3, CWRU 1
Saturday, September 1st: #19 Ohio Northern 3, CWRU 2
CWRU 3, Bluffton 0
Against John Carroll: https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2018-19/boxscores/20180907_vuh9.xml
Against St. Mary-of-the-Woods: https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2018-19/boxscores/20180908_k3mb.xml
A broadcast for all games can be found here: https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/live
CWRU Spartans (2-2)
The Spartans claimed wins in two of the four matches played this past weekend at the Ohio Northern Tournament in Ada, Ohio. CWRU earned a 3-1 win against Defiance College on Friday and picked up a 3-0 win over Bluffton University on Saturday. Junior outside hitter Karley King and sophomore middle blocker Katie Kaminski were named to the All-Tournament Team. King led the team with 47 kills (2.94 per set) during the four matches, while Kaminski totaled 32 kills (2.00 per set) and 17 total blocks (1.06 per set).
During the team's match against #19 Ohio Northern on Saturday, junior outside hitter Brianna Lemon tallied a season-high 16 kills and 20 digs, while junior setter Faith Ellis totaled a season-high 30 assists.
John Carroll Blue Streaks (3-1)
The Blue Streaks will enter Friday's match coming off a 3-1 weekend at the St. Vincent Tournament in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Brooke Hjerpe currently leads JCU with 44 kills (3.14 per set) and Ally Bartolone has set up the Blue Streaks offense with 68 assists (5.23 per set). Defensively, Caitlin Cianciolo has recorded a team-high 72 digs (5.14 per set).
John Carroll has averaged 12.4 kills per set, 11.9 assists per set and 1.1 blocks per set.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods Pomeroys (1-5)
The Pomeroys will enter the tournament on Friday following a 3-0 loss to Oakland City University on Tuesday evening. SMWC was led by Gabriella Slagle with seven kills, while McKenzi Kumpf recorded six kills and 14 digs. For the season, the Pomeroys have averaged 8.81 kills per set, 7.81 assists per set and 1.24 blocks per set.
SMWC will open the CWRU Invitational against Capital University on Friday, before facing the Spartans Saturday.
Defiance Yellow Jackets (0-4)
Defiance will play Albion College on Wednesday evening before traveling to Cleveland for the weekend. For the season, the Yellow Jackets have averaged 10.67 kills per set, 10.13 assists per set and 1.20 blocks per set. Delaney Monin leads the team with 26 kills, while Brooke Plummer is close behind with 25. Jamie DeTro sets up the offense as she has tallied 56 assists for the season. Defensively, Morgan Porter has totaled 83 digs, while Marissa Windau has contributed 32 to the team total.
The Yellow Jackets will face Hiram College on Friday night, and then take on Capital before closing out the tournament against the Spartans.
Junior Karley King currently leads all University Athletic Association players with 47 kills…Last season, the Spartans earned a 3-0 win over John Carroll…Brianna Lemon paced the team with 19 kills, while Faith Ellis and Lemon each contributed 10 digs…CWRU is averaging 12.69 kills per set, 11.81 assists per set and 1.88 blocks per set this season.