Volleyball Sweeps Houston Baptist 3-0

Box Score (pdf)

HOUSTON, Texas - The Quakers won their first three-set match of the season, sweeping host Houston Baptist 3-0 on Saturday evening.

Junior Madison Wojciechowski was named the tournament's most outstanding defensive player as she totaled 76 digs (6.91) in the first three matches of the weekend before finishing with eight in Penn's 3-0 win over the Huskies. Her 84 digs over the weekend gave her 144 on the season, putting her in fifth place on the school's all-time list.

Senior Elizabeth Semmens was also recognized for her efforts over the weekend as she was named to the all-tournament team. Semmens finished the tournament with 64 kills (4.57), 37 digs (2.64) and three double-doubles.

In the first set, neither team was able to separate themselves until consecutive kills by junior setter Megan Tryon put Penn ahead 18-16. The Huskies wouldn't go away, tying the set at 22 apiece.

However, the Quakers took three of the final four points, including a Lauren Martin kill to clinch the 25-23 win.

Houston Baptist stayed even with Penn early, tying the second set at six. The Huskies wouldn't get any closer, as the Red and Blue slowly pulled away, taking leads of 15-9 and 21-13.

Semmens then had kills on three of the Quakers final four points as Penn came away with the 25-16 set victory.

In the final set, the Quakers got three early kills from Martin, the final of which gave Penn a 7-2 advantage.

Houston Baptist came back to even the match at ten, and then again at 15. However, it was all Quakers from there on out as they outscored the Huskies 10-2 to clinch the 25-17 win and their first three set victory of the season.

Martin, a Texas native, finished second on the team with nine kills while hitting .389 as five different players had five kills in the match. Junior setter Megan Tryon added 33 assists and five digs.

Penn, now 6-1 on the year, returns to the court next Friday, when the team travels to play Ball State in the Towson Invitational in Maryland.

Download: HBUvPenn.pdf