HUNTINGDON, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall fell to Transylvania in the opening match of the ASICS Invitational in non-conference volleyball action Friday night at Juniata College. The Diplomats took the opening set 25-22, but the Pioneers would take control, winning the second set 25-23, before closing out the match with 25-16 and 25-19 victories in the final two sets.
The Diplomats (1-3) were paced offensively by Kerry Rom and Julie Harvey, who combined for 27 of the Diplomats' 46 kills. Defensively, four players recorded double-digit digs. Caitlin Krutsick set up the Diplomats' attack, tallying 40 of the team's 43 assists on the evening.
Franklin & Marshall will attempt to right the ship tomorrow when they take on host Juniata College, followed by a rematch with Randolph-Macon, who defeated the Diplomats in four sets at the St. Mary's Tournament last weekend. The Juniata match begins at 11 a.m., followed by the Randolph-Macon match at 3 p.m.
Transylvania def. F&M 22-25,25-23,25-16,25-19
F&M (1-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 14-1-3; Kerry Rom 13-2-1; Sydney Seydel 8-0-3; Jessica Poucel 5-0-0; Candice Tussing 3-0-2; Heather Letzkus 2-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 1-1-0; Katy May 0-2-0; Totals 46-6 6.0 (Assists) - Caitlin Krutsick 40. (Dig leaders) - Katy May 14; Caitlin Krutsick 12; Kerry Rom 10; Lis Power 9; Candice Tussing 9
Transylvania (2-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lilly, Alex 12-0-1; Ash, Katie 8-2-1; Bowers, Meghan 8-4-0; Kenton, Lauren 7-0-0; Luking, Rebecca 6-0-0; Herman, Blayke 3-0-0; Guerrattaz, Allegra 2-0-1; Sexton, Melissa 1-0-0; D'Agnillo, Rachel 1-5-0; Hoffmann, Erin 0-2-0; Jackey, Amber 0-2-0; Totals 48-15-3.0. (Assists) - Luking, Rebecca 34. (Dig leaders) - D'Agnillo, Rachel 22; Luking, Rebecca 12