The Keystone College women’s volleyball team fell at No. 1 seed Notre Dame of Maryland 3-0 (19-25, 20-25, 18-25) on Saturday evening in the 2018 CSAC Final.
The Giants conclude the year at 13-16 while the Gators earn the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament and enter the bracket at 25-4 overall.
Three senior Keystone players appeared in their final match: Taylor Beatty, Victoria Homfeld and Kristen Larkin.
Beatty led the attacking unit with a match-high 13 kills, hitting .545 (13-1-22) on the day to go along with four digs, two blocks and two assists.
Larkin chipped in with seven kills (.316) and provided three digs while Homfeld contributed three kills and five digs.
Junior Amanda Hardy dished out 25 assists and tallied three service aces while classmate Pamela Heitman paced the back row with 11 digs.
Homfeld and Larkin tallied 14 and 11 kills, respectively, to lead the Keystone College women’s volleyball team past visiting Cedar Crest, which included 2018 CSAC defensive player of the year Tiffany Hoppes, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-22) in the CSAC Semifinals on Thursday night.
The win sent them to the CSAC finals.
Homfeld enjoyed 14 kills and 18 digs for the double-double while Larkin provided 11 kills, seven digs and two aces. Heitman chipped in 18 digs and Hardy paced the offense with 33 assists to go along with three kills, six digs, two aces and two blocks.
Beatty floored seven kills and chipped in with five digs.
Five Keystone players were honored with postseason accolades. Hardy was selected to the all stars first team all-CSAC, while Homfeld and Larkin got the second team all-CSAC nod. Beatty was an all-CSAC honorable mention, and Erika Schwoyer picked up an all-CSAC sportsmanship