Volleyball falls in PSAC quarterfinals


The Clarion University volleyball team ended Gannon’s hopes for a PSAC title Tuesday night  in a quarterfinal match at Clarion’s Tippin Gymnasium.

Clarion (20-15) advances to the semifinals and will face Pitt-Johnstown on Friday. Gannon now awaits Monday’s NCAA Division II selection show to see if it will earn a spot in the tournament.

Gannon, which is ranked fourth in the region, was swept in three straight sets against the Golden Eagles of Clarion 28-26, 25-23 and 25-23.

Gannon dropped to 22-10 after Tuesday’s loss to the Eagles.

Gannon’s Lauren Beck had 11 points and nine kills. She had one assist along with one dig. Beck also had a hitting percentage of .333.

Hannah Kren and Kelsey Ansec led the Knights in points with 12 and 11, respectively.

Kren and Ansec also had 10 kills apiece. Beck and Beka Smith had three total blocks and Ansec and Lynne Hibbard had one each.

Senior Morgan Walters had a team-high 34 assists and sophomore defensive specialist Sara Crandall had four.

Clarion’s Kaley Pittsley led the team with 38 assists and added seven digs. Morgan Seybold lead the Eagles with 27 digs.

Marissa Robertson lead Clarion with 13 kills on the night.



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