Montclair, NJ (9/22/11) - The Montclair State volleyball team split a tri-match on Saturday as the Red Hawks rallied past Wilkes University in five sets before falling to host Penn State - Berks, 3-0. The split left MSU at 7-11 on the season.
In the win over Wilkes, Montclair won the first set 25-22 before the Colonels came back to take a 2-1 lead with a 25-22 victory in the second set and 26-24 triumph in the third. Montclair stormed back with a 25-11 win in the fourth and took the decisive fifth set 15-8.
Freshman Daniella Salemo (Ramsey, NJ / Ramsey) led the wa with 19 kills and 12 digs while Sara Girgus (Green Brook, NJ / Watchung Hills) collected 12 kills and a team-best 22 digs. Freshman setter Angela Campo (Washington Township, NJ / Westwood) had 35 assists and 17 digs while junior Alyssa Batiste (Manahawkin, NJ / Southern Regional) recorded seven kills, sever aces and five digs. Libero Katilyn Irwin (Cranford, NJ / Cranford) contributed 18 digs.
Salemo and Batiste had four kills apiece as Montclair fell to Berks, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-15.
The Red Hawks are now off until Thursday, September 29 when they host Ramapo College at the Panzer Athletic Center on their "Dig for the Cure" contest.