On the first day of the No One Fights Alone Invitational, hosted by Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team split, with a win over Mount St. Joseph College and a loss to Heidelberg University.
The Spartans move to 9-5 overall, while the Lions are now 5-6 and the Student Princes record is now 10-5.
CWRU defeated Mount St. Joseph in four sets, 25-21, 13-25, 25-20 and 25-21.
Junior outside hitter Brianna Lemon led the Spartans with 16 kills, and sophomore middle blocker Katie Kaminski contributed 13 kills to the attack. Junior setter Faith Ellis recorded 31 assists, while sophomore Jordyn Harberts added 19 to the Spartan total. Defensively, sophomore libero Anna Jaskoviak tallied a team-high 19 digs and Lemon recorded 17 digs.
Against the Student Princes, CWRU fell 25-23, 25-20 and 25-21.
In the hard-fought battle, Lemon led the Spartans with 15 kills, while Eliis and Harberts totaled 19 and 15 assists, respectively. Jaskoviak led the defensive rally with 19 digs, while Ellis registered nine digs and senior defensive specialist Noel Jeansonne added eight.
The Spartans are set to play two more matches on the second day of competition at the No One Fights Alone Invitational tomorrow. The day will begin with a 10:00 a.m. match against Hanover College and then conclude the tournament with a 2:00 p.m. match against Otterbein University.