September 3, 2010

Grove City opens at OWU

DELAWARE, Ohio -- The Grove City College volleyball team opened the 2010 season Friday by dropping a pair of matches at Ohio Wesleyan University's Bishop Invitational. Grove City opened pool play with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-15 setback against Adrian. The Wolverines then dropped a hard-fought three-set match with host Ohio Wesleyan, 25-21, 27-25 and 25-23.

Sophomore Elisabeth Willits (Hafield, Pa./North Penn) paced Grove City with six kills against Adrian. Freshman setter Casey Schmidt (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) recorded 16 assists while defensively, senior libero Kim Budd (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard) tallied a dozen digs.

Willits racked up a career-high 14 kills against Ohio Wesleyan while freshman Taylor Gerent (Westlake, Ohio/Christian Community) added seven kills. Schmidt recorded 34 assists.

Budd led the defense with 18 kills. Freshmen Ashley Branch (Springs, Colo./Evangelical Christian) and Sarah White (West Chicago, Ill./Wheaton Academy) both posted three blocks.

Grove City will face John Carroll Saturday at 1 p.m. in pool play.

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