Volleyball splits road matches on final day of regular season

Volleyball splits road matches on final day of regular season

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University volleyball team split its final two matches of the regular season on Saturday, falling the Virginia Wesleyan, 3-1 in the first match of the day, then came back to beat Averett, 3-2 in match two.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score (Match 1): Va. Wesleyan 3, Salisbury 1 (25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18)

Final Score (Match 2): Salisbury 3, Averett 2

Location: The Freeman Center – Newport News, Va. (Christopher Newport)

MATCH ONE BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

Salisbury vs. Va. Wesleyan

  • Salisbury dropped six of the first eight points to Va. Wesleyan to open the first set but battled back to tie things up at 10-10 and eventually move in front, 15-12. However, the Marlins fired up a late rally to score 13 of the final 16 points and take the set, 25-18.
  • The Marlins rode their momentum into the second set, tallying 11 of the first 14 points to take a commanding 11-3 lead. The Sea Gulls managed to cut their deficit to 16-11 but the Marlins scored nine of the final 13 points to take the set 25-15.
  • Salisbury turned the tables in the third set, scoring 10 of the first 12 points to take a comfortable 10-2 lead. Another late push by the Marlins pulled the team ahead, 23-22, but the Sea Gulls managed to score the final three points to take the set, 25-23 and force a fourth.
  • The fourth set looked to be a real battle from the beginning as the Marlins took a slight edge, 9-8. However, the wheels began to fall off for Salisbury from that point forward as Va. Wesleyan scored nine of the next 10 points to go up 18-9. A late push by the Sea Gulls got them back within six, but it wasn't enough as the Marlins closed the set, 25-18 to take the match, 3-1.

Salisbury vs. Averett

  • Details and Individual stats from the Averett vs. Salisbury match were not immediately available.

MATCH ONE GAME NOTES

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Dougherty's 1,793 career digs puts her now solely in fourth-place all-time in program history.

UP NEXT

  • The Sea Gulls finished the season as the No. 3 seed in next week's conference tournament. They will host the sixth-seeded St. Mary's College of Maryland on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Maggs Gym.
  • Video and Live Stats will be available.

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