Stefanov leads women’s volleyball past Edinboro

The Mercyhurst women’s volleyball team won three out of four scores to power themselves to a win against Edinboro last Saturday.

Sophomore Lexi Stefanov marked her personal, career high 19 points to aid the Lakers’ victory versus the challenging PSAC opponent.

She received 17 kills and four block assists.“It felt great. I was just so happy that I could help our team get the win versus a strong team in our conference,” Stefanov said.
Other players who made a big contribution to the win were Sara Wegrzyn (15.5 points) Kelly Vitt (30 assists), and Nicole Texido (12 digs).

“We played very well together as a team and we were very focused and unified heading into the match, as well as during the match. We played with great energy and team chemistry,” Stefanov said.

These were a few of the team’s leaders during the match but the combined team effort was still noticeable. “I really think each player focused on her specific role so we were able to execute against a really good team. We fought hard,” Stefanov said.
Salina Bowe photo: The Lakers’ next home game will be against Shippensburg University on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m.Salina Bowe photo: The Lakers’ next home game will be against Shippensburg University on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m.

Something to think about for the on-court success, with a current record of 13-6, is the women’s preparation they’ve gone through for this season.
“This season we have worked really hard in and out of the gym…worked hard in our off-season and our pre-season to get stronger and build team chemistry,” Stefanov said.

“We’ve talked as a team about our goals for the season and we work on executing each of those goals every day in practice. We’ve also been focusing a lot on connecting as a team and bonding off the court, which I think has helped us a lot.”

“We see ourselves being very successful as long as we continue to work hard and play as a team. We need to stay motivated and focused on our goals of getting better everyday. We are just going to continue to work hard and move forward one game at a time.”

The Lakers know they’ve been doing well, but look forward to keeping up the hard work.