ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The Salisbury University volleyball team traveled to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) opponent St. Mary's on Saturdayand walked away with a three-set sweep to earn its first conference victory of the season.
Final Score: Salisbury 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-15)
Records: Salisbury (12-5, 1-2 CAC) | St. Mary's (Md.) (4-13, 0-3 CAC)
Location: MPOBARC Arena - St. Mary's City, Md.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both teams came out strong in the opening match, with the Seahawks holding on to a slim 7-5 lead in the early going. The Sea Gulls hung tough, however, eventually pulling ahead, 13-12 on a successful shared block by freshmen Jenna Feinauer and Blair Pausic. The sides continued to pass the lead back-and-forth until a four-point Salisbury run put the Sea Gulls ahead late, 23-18. Salisbury held on to take the first set, 25-21.
- A 10-3 Salisbury run to open the second set gave the Sea Gulls some comfortable space, but the Seahawks quickly closed the gap with a 5-2 run to trail 12-8. Another 6-1 run by Salisbury opened it back up to 19-8 before late Seahawk push closed it back to 18-13, but it was the closest St. Mary's could get as Salisbury eventually closed out the set, 25-17 to go up 2-0 in sets.
- Salisbury closed out the match with its best set of the afternoon. The Sea Gulls opened with a quick 7-1 run before the Seahawks tallied four points in a row and six of the next seven to shrink the gap to 8-7. However, an 11-4 Salisbury run pushed the lead to 19-11 and the maroon and gold never looked back, eventually closing the set 25-15 to earn the 3-0 sweep.
- Amanda Chew and Chloe Adam each led the Sea Gulls with nine kills apiece while Angelina Casserly added another eight.
- Blair Pausic contributed a team-high 29 assists along with five digs.
- Hailey Dougherty recorded 14 digs to lead all Sea Gulls defensively. Adam added another seven while Chew chipped in with five of her own.
- Casserly also had a team-high with five blocks while Carley Cleland recorded three and Feinauer added another two.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Jenna and twin sister Kyra Feinauer faced off against one another for the first time in their college careers on Saturday, as both committed to play for conference rivals after graduating from high school last spring.