Volleyball team led by Flynn at Toledo Challenge


Rob Le Cates

Kaitlyn Flynn, a sophomore outside hitter, spikes the ball during volleyball practice Tuesday afternoon at Lantz Arena .

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor

Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Flynn’s 17 kills against Duquesne led the Eastern Volleyball team to a 1-1 weekend at the Toledo Challenge. 

The Panthers took on the Dukes in the second match of the weekend, sweeping them in three sets. The Panthers are now 6-7 for the season. 

Flynn’s 17 kills led the Panthers and was second on the team with a .455 hitting percentage. The Panthers posted a total of 43 kills and a team hitting percentage of .272.  

Junior outside hitter Ella Collins added nine kills on 19 attempts while freshman outside hitter Tori Mohesky and freshman middle blocker Kate Dean both had five.  

Catalina Rochaix led the Panthers with 19 assists while also adding five digs. Christina Martinez Mundo and Ashley Sharkus were the sparks behind the Panthers’ defense. Mundo had two service aces along with 11 digs while Sharkus had seven digs. 

The Dukes posted 32 kills with a .149 team hitting percentage. They were led by Carsyn Henschen and Elizabeth Osborn who both had nine kills. Hailey Poling led the assisting game with 27 assists. Madison Grimm added 12 digs to help defensively.  

The first game of the weekend against Toledo for the Panthers resulted in a 3-0 loss. The Panthers had a .010 hitting percentage and were only able to collect 21 kills.  

Mundo led the team defensively with 15 digs while Mohesky led the Panthers offensively with seven kills. This comes after the Panthers posted 20 attack errors compared to Toledo’s 11.  

Summerlyn Smith and Sylvia Hazs contributed seven assists each. 

The Rockets were led by Olivia Vance who had seven kills while Sinalauli’i Uluave and Rhyenne Filisi both had six apiece. Payton Morman had 28 assists to lead the Rockets.  

The Panthers will return to Lantz Arena starting on Friday at 6 p.m. where they will open conference play against SIUE. 

Autumn Schulz can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]