HUNTINGDON, Pa.—The struggles continued for the Franklin & Marshall volleyball team on Saturday, as the Diplomats dropped a pair of matches against Juniata College and Randolph-Macon College. Juniata defeated F&M in straight sets, while Randolph-Macon defeated the Diplomats in four sets.
In the first match, Juniata won the first set 25-13, the second set 25-15, and the third set 25-14. One bright spot was the Diplomats (1-5) having four players record double figures in digs for the second consecutive match. Team captain Jessica Poucel recorded 11 digs to go along with three kills.
In the second match, the Yellow Jackets defeated the Diplomats by scores of 25-14, 24-26, 25-13, and 25-18. Candice Tussing, Julie Harvey, and Sydney Seydel combined for 33 of the Diplomats' 45 kills in the match. Team captain Katy May added 24 digs for the Diplomats.
The Diplomats will have a week off before returning to the court next Saturday, September 17, when they travel to Eastern University to take part in a tri-match along with Moravian. The Eastern match will begin at 1 p.m., and the match against Moravian will take place at 3 p.m.
Juniata def. F&M 25-13,25-15,25-14
F&M (1-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kerry Rom 6-0-0; Sydney Seydel 5-0-1; Candice Tussing 4-0-1; Julie Harvey 4-1-1; Jessica Poucel 3-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 1-1-1; Lis Power 1-0-0; Katy May 0-1-0; Totals 24-3-2.0. (Assists) - Caitlin Krutsick 18. (Dig leaders) - Lis Power 6; Katy May 6
Juniata (3-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Amy Miller 10-3-1; Ashley Schnader 9-1-1; Amelia Kepler 7-0-1; Kelci Scannapieco 4-0-0; Rachelle Wiegand 4-2-0; Courtney Lydick 3-0-0; Catherine Scholl 3-0-0; Courtney Greenberg 2-1-0; Amanda Schmidt 1-0-2; Christine Sumner 1-0-1; Brittani Young 0-1-0; Totals 44-8-5.0. (Assists) - Courtney Greenberg 37. (Dig leaders) - Libby Morrison 15; Amy Miller 6
Randolph-Macon def. F&M 25-14,24-26,25-13,25-18
Randolph-Macon (4-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mallory Carter 11-1-1; Jessica Sears 9-0-1; Tori Puryear 9-0-5; Hilary Jesse 8-0-7; Casey West 3-2-7; Mallory James 2-0-2; Marli Dabareiner 0-2-0; Bailey Troia 0-1-0; Maggie Holbert 0-4-0; Totals 42-10-13.5. (Assists) – Bailey Troia 21; Maggie Holbert 17. (Dig leaders) - Marli Dabareiner 24; Jessica Sears 13; Mallory Carter 9
F&M (1-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Candice Tussing 12-2-2; Julie Harvey 11-0-2; Sydney Seydel 10-0-1; Kerry Rom 7-0-0; Jessica Poucel 4-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 1-0-1; Katy May 0-2-0; Totals 45-4-3.0. (Assists) -Caitlin Krutsick 40. (Dig leaders) - Katy May 24; Caitlin Krutsick 15; Candice Tussing 13; Lis Power 11; Kerry Rom 8