WOOSTER, Ohio – Day one of the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic started on the wrong foot for the Capital University volleyball team. The Purple and White were defeated in straight sets, twice, on Friday night inside Timken Gymnasium. Capital is now 3-8 overall on the season and will jump back into action on Saturday for another doubleheader.
CAPITAL 0, PITT.-BRADFORD 3 (25-18, 25-19, 25-21)
While Capital won the blocking battle against the Panthers (8-2), the team was only able to hit at a .082 clip over the course of the match. Leading the way at the net was junior Becca Kapavik (Johnstown, Ohio) with four block assists to go along with her five kills.
Junior Graysan Braun (Springfield, Ohio) led the team with six kills in their match with the University of Pittsburg-Bradford. She hit at a .312 mark, converting six out of 16 attempts with just one error. She also added two block assists and a pair of service aces.
Freshman Kirsten Jutte (Castalia, Ohio) dished out 19 assists and nine digs, coming up just shy of a double-double.
Pitt.-Bradford hit .182 as a team, led by Kirsten Platz's nine kills and .381 kill percentage. The Panthers overcame 12 service errors with eight aces and a pair of players with double-digit dig counts.
CAPITAL 0, WOOSTER 3 (25-21, 25-8, 25-22)
Capital did not fare much better against the tournament host, The College of Wooster, falling to the Fighting Scots in three sets. The offense again struggled, hitting just .024 in its second match of the night. They were met at the net by Wooster's Lydia Webster, who had four of the team's 10 block assists.
Wooster (9-2) hit .338 and had three different attackers that hit north of 40 percent with at least six attempts. The Scots were led by Ksenia Klue's eight kills on 17 attempts and .412 success rate. She also contributed two block assists. Kyana Harris dealt 28 assists.
Jutte matched her assist count from the opening match (19). Braun led Capital offensively for the second time behind eight kills while also turning in three assists and two aces. Capital was able to muster just three blocks with six block assists, with Kapavik accounting for three.
Capital will jump back into play on Saturday morning with a 10 a.m. match against Bluffton College. They will then play Franciscan University, whom Capital defeated earlier this season, at 12 p.m.