Courtesy of Juniata Athletic Communications
HUNTINGDON, Pa.- The Juniata women's volleyball team advanced to the Landmark Championship game after their 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-14) win over Elizabethtown, Wednesday evening at Memorial Gymnasium.
With the score at 8-7 early in the first, two errors by the Blue Jays, a block by Emma Davis and a kill from Aly Reardon made it 12-7 and Etown called a timeout. The teams traded points coming out of the break, but with the score at 16-11, Juniata began to separate. Victoria Taylor and Dejia Danhi notched back to back kills and Elizabethtown called another timeout, but to no avail. Morgan Edwards tallied a kill of her own and Reardon served up two aces to make it 21-11. Later, with the score at 24-15, Taylor placed the ball in the back-right corner to end set one 25-15.
The second set followed a similar script early as the Eagles held 12-9 lead. Danhi and Davis combined for a block, Marie Gonsar smacked two straight kills. The Blue Jays called timeout, but Juniata kept coming as Gonsar put down another kill, Davis added another and Moira Folan added one of her own to make it 19-9. Juniata wound up taking set two, 25-17.
Eagles totaled a match-high 19 kills in the third set as they hit .341 and pulled away with the score at 17-13, scoring eight of the final nine to punch their ticket to the Landmark Championship, 25-14.