(BETHANY, W.Va.) – The second-seeded Thomas More College volleyball team swept third-seeded Geneva College, 3-0, tonight (Friday, November 4, 2016) in a semifinal match of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament at Hummel Field House in Bethany, West Virginia. Thomas More won the match by the scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-21.
With the win the Saints improve to 21-9 and advance to tomorrow's championship match to play top-seeded Bethany College, who was a 3-0 winner over fourth-seeded Washington & Jefferson College in tonight's other semifinal match. Tomorrow's championship match is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Hummel Field House. With the loss the Golden Tornadoes fall to 21-12.
Senior outside hitter Marisa Meyer (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) led the Saints' offensive attack with a match-high 17 kills. Senior right side Paige Noday (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas) also finished with double-digit kills with 10. First-year setter Alli Borders (Florence, Ky./Boone County) paced the offense with 34 assists, while she and junior defensive specialist Rachel Bronner (Reading, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) led the team in service aces with two each.
On the defensive side of the net, Meyer and Bronner led the team in digs with 12 each. Borders led the Saints' block effort with three.