Credit: Shepherd University Athletics

Rams Volleyball defeats West Virginia state. Win streak sits at six games with 3-0 win

Vaughn Brewer, Sports Writer 

Shepherd volleyball played in their third consecutive road game Friday night and came out victorious with a three-set sweep over the Yellow Jackets. The Rams improved to (15-4) while also improving their standing in the Mountain East Conference, currently at (3-2).

With the loss Friday, the Yellow Jackets fell to (11-9) on the season and (3-3) in the MEC.

Rams sophomore outside hitter Cambriea Hill continued the level of play that earned her conference player of the week honors, as she led the team with five aces.

The Rams held a distinct team advantage in that category as the team recorded eight total aces, but the Yellow Jackets were held to zero. Sophomore setter Jessica Karcz was once again the team leader in the assists category as she totaled 25.

The next closest in that category was West Virginia State’s setter Tabi Pontious with 17 assists.

The three-set sweep Shepherd handed the Yellow Jackets was evidence of the Ram offense hitting on all cylinders. No set was closer than 25-18, as the Yellow Jackets could not find an answer throughout the contest.

Other notable performances from The Rams were sophomore hitter Peyton Linblad who led Shepherd with 10 kills, with Cambriea Hill adding nine of her own. Shepherd also won the Kills margin 38-20, showing the defense stifled chances from the Yellow Jackets.

Jessica Karcz and sophomore libero Imani Major led all players with 14 digs for the Rams on the night as well.

Ultimately, it was a good outing for the Rams as they led in every major statistical category Friday night and they hope to continue momentum into another road match against the University of Charleston Saturday Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m.

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