HPU women’s volleyball team opened up PacWest Conference
play Sept. 14 sweeping by Western New Mexico State in three
sets, 30-17, 30-27, 30-21, at the James C. Castle Gymnasium
at St. Andrew’s Priory.
HPU improved its mark on the season to 6-3. Suzy Garbelotti,
HPU’s senior middle blocker, continued her dominating ways
registering a match-high 19 kills, eight digs, and three of
the teams 12 service aces.
Chipping in was outside hitter Sandra Brunke, who had three
aces to accompany her career-best 15 kills. Vera Oliveira
dished out 40 assists and had eight kills in the win. HPU
hit .302 while WNMU hit .265. This was the Lady Sea Warriors
first three game sweep of the season.
Lady Sea Warriors beat Montana State Billings The HPU women's
volleyball team moved to 2-0 in PacWest play after defeating
Montana State 30-19, 30-25, 24-30, 30-21 at the James C. Castle
Gymnasium at St. Andrews Priory on Sept. 16.
The Lady Sea Warriors, 7-3 on the season, had 25 kills from
Senior middle bocker Susy Garbelotti, four short of her career
high. Garbelotti added nine digs, six blocks, two assists,
and one service ace as she shared PacWest Co-Players of the
Week honors with Hawai‘i Hilo's Sara Pilgreen. Garboletti
currently ranks in the top 10 in the PacWest for hitting percentage
(10th-.291), kills (1st-5.39/game), service aces (2nd-.61/game),
and digs (10th-2.72/game).
Vera Lucia Oliveira had 43 assists, seven kills and nine
digs, while teammate Sandra Brunke contributed 10 kills, eight
digs, two blocks, two assists, and a string of three service
aces in the win.
Olivia Munro led Montana State with 19 kills and added 12
The Lasy Sea Warriors outhit MSUB .200 to .107.