Statesmen Rebound to Grab Win on Road Against Culver-Stockton

Canton, Mo.—William Penn women’s volleyball concluded its weekend with a Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup with Culver-Stockton.

The Statesmen (9-12, 4-8 Heart) bounced back from a tough loss of Friday to defeat the Wildcats (7-13, 2-8 Heart) in four sets.

The ladies came out strong and took the first set 25-20 before falling in set two, 25-22. The Statesmen found a way to regain the momentum by putting together their best set of the afternoon with a 25-18 victory. Set four was a barn-burner as both teams traded blows with the navy and gold eventually winning it 29-27 to secure their ninth win of the season.

Despite being outhit by the Wildcats .156-.152, WPU received quality performances from three hitters. The trio managed to each reach double-digits led by Corrin Lepper (So., Jefferson City, Mo., Exercise Science) with 17 kills while Danielle Pendzinski (Sr., Winnebago, Ill., Elementary Education) collected 15 and Alicia Jaquez (Jr., Farmington, N.M., Biology) finished with 12.

The two-setter duo of Annalise Whitcomb (Jr., Humboldt, Kan., Accounting) and Sydney Roush (Jr., Osceola, Wis., Biology) racked up the assists as Whitcomb finished with a game-high 31 and Roush added 20 more.

Defensively, William Penn was paced by libero Cameryn Campbell (Jr., Jefferson City, Mo., Education) as she collected 31 digs. Cecily Liphardt (Fr., Lincoln Neb., Psychology) and Casi Gacusana (Sr., Kea’au, Hawaii, Biology) reached the double-digit mark with 21 and 10 respectively.

“It was good to see the girls bounce back after yesterday with an incredibly quick turnaround on the road.” Head Coach Aleesha Cleaver said, “Corrin played phenomenal for us again. She found openings and really attacked well, but I also thought our outside hitters did a good job of finding holes through Culver’s block.”

Next Up: The Statesmen will return home and take on Peru State inside the Penn Activity Center on Tuesday, October 8, with the match beginning at 7 pm.

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