Club sports roundup: volleyball and rowing

Men’s Volleyball

In a best-three-out-of-five game setup, the men’s club volleyball team defeated Waynesburg College 3–2 on Friday evening in Skibo Gym. Carnegie Mellon won the first game 25–18, the second game 25–16, and the fifth game 15–12 to secure the match.

Outside hitter Zack Fleischman led the Tartans with 14 points, followed by right-side hitter Nick Zamora, who added 10 points. Outside hitter Kevin Bowers had nine points, and middle hitter Rodrigo Corbari collected eight points.

With the win, the volleyball team secured the final playoff spot in the Penn-Ohio volleyball tournament, which will take place this weekend.

Rowing Club

On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon crew team competed in the 25th annual Murphy Cup in Philadelphia, Pa. Other schools that participated in the event included the University of Pittsburgh, Lehigh University, Penn State, and Bucknell University.

For the Tartans, three boats advanced to the finals. The varsity women’s lightweight four took second behind the University of Pittsburgh in the final. Senior Adam Suhy and graduate student Jonathan McCune teamed up to take second in the varsity men’s pairs final, while sophomore Brian McGraw and junior Adam Goldhammer took third.

The Tartans will next compete on Sunday when they host the University Athletic Association championships at Lake Arthur.