St. Marys Picks Up Three Wins at Randolph-Macon
Ashland, Va. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team increased its win streak to eight straight matches as the Seahawks notched victories over Greensboro College, host Randolph-Macon College and Trinity (D.C.) University as part of the Randolph-Macon Tournament Saturday.
The Seahawks (9-1) started the day with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-15) sweep of Greensboro behind seven kills from junior outside hitter Katie Ewing (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) who also had three block assists. Junior outside hitter Sarah Gregorini (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) added six kills and five digs in the win. Senior libero Jackie Reid (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) picked up 10 digs and sophomore outside hitter Katie Obal (Olney, Md./Sherwood).
St. Mary's then battled the host Yellow Jackets to a 3-2 (25-21, 18-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12) triumph as sophomore outside hitter Claire Kodan (Olney, Md./Sherwood) racked up 13 kills. Gregorini and freshman middle blocker Gena Hlavinka (Gaithersburg, Md./T.S. Wootton) each contributed nine kills. Kodan, Reid and Gregorini all combined for 34 digs.
In their last match of the day, the Seahawks easily disposed of Trinity, 3-0 (25-7, 25-5, 25-10). Leading the charge was Kodan with nine kills as she finished the day with 22 kills in two matches. As a team, St. Mary's registered 16 service aces against the Tigers.
SMCM will be back in action next Friday, September 19 when the Seahawks travel to Frederick, Md. to face Hood College in a Capital Athletic Conference tilt at 7:00.
2008 All-Tournament Team: Brittany Insley (N.C. Wesleyan), Kendra Smith (Randolph-Macon), Raena Winton (Randolph-Macon), Ann Luckenhaus (Mary Washington), Kacie Hyatt (Greensboro), Sha McDuffie (Greensboro), and Claire Kodan (St. Mary's)
2008 Tournament MVP: Raena Winton (Randolph-Macon)