Golden Wolves outlast volleyball

Taylor Schaefer (Photo by Craig Chase,
Taylor Schaefer (Photo by Craig Chase,

READING, Pa. - The Hood College volleyball team dropped a five-set decision at Alvernia in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play. 

Set Scores 

  • The Golden Wolves won 25-18, 24-26, 23-25, 25-14, 15-9. 

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • After falling behind 13-5, Williams had all three of her aces in a five-point surge that pulled the Blazers within three in the first set. Alvernia responded with a 9-2 run of its own to put the set out of reach. 
  • In the second set, Hood tied it at 23-23 and took the lead on an ace by Kite. A kill by Alvernia's Courtney Bimeline tied it again at 24-24. Ray and Emma Elizondo followed with back-to-back kills for Hood to tie the match at 1-1. 
  • The Blazers trailed 20-17 in set three but rattled off five straight points, including two aces by Melendez-Rivera, to take a 22-20 advantage. Mikala Persky had a kill and an ace back-to-back later in the set to bring Alvernia within 24-23 before Walissa Jaque gave Hood a 2-1 lead with a kill. 
  • The Golden Wolves claimed the fourth set before taking the first five points of set five to come back for the win. 


  • Olivia Frutiger had 13 kills to lead five Alvernia players in double figures. 
  • Alexis Schwenk had 52 assists and seven aces. 

Up Next

Hood hosts Shenandoah on Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m.