Freshman Sydney Portale recorded 19 kills and senior Morgan Lowe added 13 but it was not enough for the Susquehanna University Volleyball team as the River Hawks fell by a 3-2 score to Scranton Wednesday night in the semifinal round of the Landmark Conference Tournament in Scranton.
Scranton (35-4) advances to play Juniata for the Landmark Championship Saturday.
The Royals won the opening set 25-17 and Susquehanna (21-12) rebounded to win the second set 25-22. Scranton took a 2-1 lead with a thrilling 29-27 win in the third set. The River Hawks had three different 10-point leads in the fourth set before settling for a 25-21 win to force the fifth set. Scranton closed out the victory with a 15-12 win in the final set.
Portale had 19 kills and six blocks while Lowe finished with 13 kills and seven digs. Hannah Lyons had 12 kills and a career-high 11 blocks, Julie Kreutzer handed out 47 assists and also contributed three aces.
Susquehanna ends the season with 21 wins reaching the 20-win plateau for the fifth season in a row and eighth time in the last 10 seasons.