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Women's Volleyball Set to Take on Pitt-Bradford in NCAA Opening Round

Women's Volleyball Set to Take on Pitt-Bradford in NCAA Opening Round

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(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The 31-3 Thomas More University women's volleyball team is set to take on Pitt-Bradford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

  • The Thomas More Saints come into the tournament fresh off an ACAA Championship and ranked No. 7 in the nation. 
  • Thomas More has faced seven nationally ranked opponents this season, including the 3-2 victory over the No. 1-ranked Calvin. 
  • Head Coach John Spinney was named Great Lakes Coach of the Year. 
  • First-year Emily Mohs was named Great Lakes Freshman of the Year and named to the Great Lakes All-Region team alongside junior Jenna Mummert
  • senior Jenna Fessler and sophomore Jessica Ginn were named Great Lakes Honorable Mention. 
  • The Saints have recorded 1,777 kills, 1,634 assists, 240 service aces, 2,276 digs, and 242 blocks this season.
  • Mohs leads the team with 414 kills, along with four assists, 51 digs, and 72 blocks. 
  • Ginn holds the team high of 619 digs, along with 52 assists, and three kills. 
  • Fessler leads the team with 1,136 assists, along with 67 kills, 46 service aces, 243 digs, and 34 blocks. 

PITT-BRADFORD

  • The Panthers come into the tournament 20-12 overall, coming off a 3-2 victory over Penn St. Behrend for the AMCC Championship. 
  • Pitt-Bradford has recorded 1,383 kills, 1,281 assists, 199 service aces, 2,262 digs, and 237 blocks. 
  • Two Panthers are in the 300's in kills, Riley Anderson leading the team with 388 and Emily Cleveland a close second with 355. 
  • Payton Orzech leads the team with 1,029 assists.
  • Laura Hildebrand holds the team high with 617 digs. 

  • Live stats for the NCAA Tournament can be found here.
  • Live video for the NCAA Tournament can be found here.

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