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UPJ volleyball wins first PSAC title

Updated: Sunday, November 24 2013, 10:42 AM EST

Shippensburg, Pa. – Pitt-Johnstown clinched the PSAC Volleyball Championship title with a 3-2 thriller against California on Saturday afternoon at Heiges Field House at Shippensburg University.

After losing the first set, 20-25, Pitt-Johnstown bounced back with 25-23 and 25-16 wins in sets two and three, before falling in set four with a losing score of 9-25. The Lady Cats were able to answer with a 15-12 win in set five and seal the championship title.

Kelsey Shanabrook finished with 14 kills and 19 digs, while Beth Kendera had 10 kills. Katie Svetahor also tallied 22 digs, and Allison Mondorff collected 48 assists.
Marissa Erminio, the PSAC East Freshman of the Year, was named the Championships' Most Valuable Player after delivering 40 kills in the championship, including 23 against the Vulcans. She also sprawled for 17 digs and the PSAC title game.

California was led by Laurel Millers' 15 kills and Molly Delaney's 22 terminations. Miller also notched 21 digs, while Delaney charted 10. 
With the Championship title, Pitt-Johnstown now earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship. The NCAA selection show will air on Monday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m.

The title crown marks the first time the Eastern Division has won the PSAC Championship since Millersville won in 1995.

Courtesy Casey Glasgow, PSAC Communications

UPJ volleyball wins first PSAC title

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