UU volleyball team falls in MEC tourney


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WHEELING, W.Va. – Fairmont State held off Urbana University, 3-1, on Thursday in the MEC Volleyball Tournament quarterfinals. The Falcons advance to play Charleston in the MEC Tournament semifinals Friday at 5 p.m.

The Falcons (24-7) had four players with double-digit kills, led by Mackenzie Harrison who notched 15 without an error. Kaitlyn Witsaman put away 14, Courtney Kress had 12 and Erin Harwood added 11. Jessica Furda directed the offense with 52 assists on FSU’s 61 kills on the match as the Falcons hit .310.

UU (13-17) was led by Katlynn Dunlap’s 17 kills and 11 digs. Madison Davis had 15 kills and Aleese Butler and Megan Verhoff had 10 apiece. Mary Hendricks had 51 assists for the Blue Knights.

Earlier this week, Dunlap was named first team All-MEC and Hendricks – an Urbana native – was named honorable mention.

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