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Volleyball splits two games

No. 13 sophomore right side hitter Ali Celentano leads the Tartans with an average of three kills per game. (credit: Jonathan Carreon/Photo Editor) No. 13 sophomore right side hitter Ali Celentano leads the Tartans with an average of three kills per game. (credit: Jonathan Carreon/Photo Editor)

Over the weekend, the Tartans traveled to Alliance, Oh., to play in a tri-match hosted by Mt. Union University. The Tartans finished the tournament with a 1–1 record after playing the No. 10 Raiders of Mt. Union and the Student Princesses of Heidelberg University. The Tartans’ overall record now stands at 14–16.

Carnegie Mellon opened the weekend with Mt. Union as its first opponent. The game was hard-fought, but the Raiders came out on top and won in three games. The scores of the three games were 23–25, 23–25, and 15–25, respectively.

The second match played by the Tartans was against Heidelberg University, which resulted in a Tartan victory.

The match went to five games, where the Tartans won the first (25–22), third (27–25), and fifth (15–13).

The offense was led by sophomore right side hitter Ali Celentano, who had 22 kills; junior outside hitter Senna Parsa, who had 16 kills; and junior outside hitter Rachel Miller, with 13 kills. The defensive highlight of the match came from junior libero Ali Nichols, who had 25 digs.

“We played as a team and worked really hard to focus on every point,” said senior defensive specialist Kasey LaMothe.

The Tartans have concluded their regular season play. The volleyball team will head to Atlanta, Ga., next week to play Case Western Reserve University in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Tournament Championships.

As a senior, it will be LaMothe’s last game in her career as a Tartan. Of it, LaMothe said, “I hope to make it a game worth remembering.”