Volleyball Team Nets Big Win Over Ursuline

Following a thrilling five-set win at Padua, the Archmere volleyball team returned to the Moglia Fieldhouse on September 19 for the latest battle in their very challenging schedule. In front of nearly a full house, including a boisterous student section, the Auks held off a determined Ursuline squad, 3-1. Set scores were 25-20, 25-27, 25-16 and 25-23.
"One got the feeling early on that this would not be a quick three-setter." Almost every set was a back and forth battle. After taking the first set, the Auks had to fight back in the second set, going on their own 9-1 run to tie the score at 15 on a smash from junior Abby Garcia. From then on it was tied at every point until 21-21, until the Raiders closed it out on an unforced error to tie the match at a set each. The Auks grabbed the lead early in the third, and this time, the Raiders could only tie it at 7 before the Archmere pulled away. It was a strong start in the fourth, with junior Ella Strohmaier firing two aces in a 5-0 run, sending the student section into a frenzy. 

"Ava Beach bookended a 6-0 run out of the timeout, tipping one for the first point, then stuffing an overpass to make it 16-8. But the Raiders climbed back into it, eventually closing to within a single digit at 24-23. But Alanah Weaver took a bump set from Autumn Richardson-Peters and bombed a shot off a Raider to clinch the win."

Juniors Katie Kuehl and Cece Connolly led with nine kills each, while sophomore Ava Beach had eight. Senior Jessica Lattanzi had six blocks. 

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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.