The Ursinus College volleyball team is searching for its first conference win of the season. After losing five of their last six, the players are determined to bear down and get back in the win column. They have a promising match-up vs. Albright College this Thursday in which they hope to get the job done.
After this non-conference matchup, Ursinus will have five conference games in a row, starting against an 8-6 Dickinson College and including both an undefeated Johns Hopkins squad and first-place Franklin and Marshall.
The team is led by senior captains Miranda Foster and Kelly Piotrowicz as well as junior Meghan O’Leary. Their great leadership has created good team chemistry. Piotrowicz believes “We’re a very close family. It’s almost like the older girls are older sisters to the younger ones.” She thinks this “really helps on the court with trusting one another.”
Foster, the four year starter, wants to finish out the conference schedule on a high note. “We’re really looking forward to beating Dickinson because we beat them last year and now they are much better.”
She is also looking to cap off a stellar career at Ursinus. She recently reached 105 blocks in her career vs. Gettysburg.
The volleyball team will look to capture its first conference win this Saturday in the Dickinson game. Senior middle blocker Lydia Pierce thinks they can pull it off, but need to focus on making a few key changes. “We need to stop making unforced errors in the last couple of points on each game.”
Come out to Helfferich Gymnasium this Thursday to watch your Ursinus College Volleyball team get back in the win column against Albright College.