SU sports: Raiders post road sweep at Chestnut Hill

The Shippensburg University volleyball team recorded the 3-0 victory Tuesday night in a non-conference match at Sorgenti Arena, defeating the Griffins by set scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-23.

Raiders volleyball post road sweep at Chestnut Hill, with solid performances from Rachel Verhoef sand Oyinda Agbale.

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How it happened

Shippensburg (5-7) received another strong performance from junior Rachel Verhoef (Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim); who led the Raiders with eight kills and six blocks (two solo, four assists). Verhoef hit just one error in 17 attempts, swinging .412.

Junior Oyinda Agbale (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler Area) matched Verhoef with a team-high eight kills. She was also efficient from the floor, hitting .429. Off the bench, freshman Tatum Young (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer) crunched five kills, including the match winner in the third set, and hit .625.

Senior Syera McCormick (Partlow, Va./Courtland), redshirt-sophomore Alex Leitner (Castle Pines, Col./Rock Canyon (Niagara) and freshman Sabrina Sheppard (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast) each served multiple aces for the Raiders. Both teams finished with eight service aces. Leitner led the Raiders with 12 digs.

Chestnut Hill (2-5) hit just .019 as a team but battled to close margins in the final two sets. The Griffins also used a 7-0 run in the first set to get from 23-12 to 23-19 before the Raiders closed out the opening frame.

What’s next

The Raiders begin their Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) schedule at 7 p.m. Friday at Shepherd.