MILLERSVILLE, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall overcame a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and deciding set. However, the comeback fell short, as the Diplomats dropped a heartbreaker to Millersville in non-conference volleyball action Tuesday night.
The Marauders won the opening two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-19. F&M (2-7) took the third set 25-15, and then fought off match point, and rallied to take the fourth set 26-24. In the fifth set, Millersville jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 15-8 victory to clinch the match.
F&M returns to the court tomorrow night, when the Diplomats host McDaniel in their home and Centennial Conference opener. The match begins at 7 p.m.
F&M vs Millersville (Sep 20, 2011 at Millersville, Pa.)
Millersville def. F&M 25-20,25-19,15-25,24-26,15-8
F&M (2-7) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kerry Rom 17-1-1; Heather Letzkus 10-0-4; Julie Harvey 9-1-2; Caitlin Krutsick 7-1-1; Jian Lipowcan 6-0-1; Caroline Hubbard 2-1-2; Lis Power 0-1-0; Katy May 0-1-0; Totals 51-6-6.0. (Assists) - Caroline Hubbard 40. (Dig leaders) - Lis Power 18; Caitlin Krutsick 14; Kerry Rom 10
Millersville (6-8) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Katie Lesinski 10-3-3; Allison Huss 10-0-2; Mary Paul 8-1-2; Alyssa Ott 6-0-11; Rebecca Roman 5-0-8; Brittany Lease 3-0-1; Samantha Booth 2-0-1; Jessica Franz 2-2-0; Katie Pisano 1-1-0; Lindsay Miller 0-1-0; Katie Galuska 0-1-0; Sue Caramanico 0-1-0; Totals 47-10-15.0. (Assists) - Katie Pisano 17; Jessica Franz 15. (Dig leaders) - Allison Huss 16; Jessica Franz 13; Katie Lesinski 10