Kodan Leads Seahawks to Two Wins at DeSales
Center Valley, Pa. – Senior outside hitter Claire Kodan (Olney, Md./Sherwood) posted 33 kills and 24 digs as the St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team rebounded from last night's loss at Franklin & Marshall College with wins over Goucher College and DeSales University Saturday afternoon.
The Seahawks (6-4) opened up the day with a 3-1 triumph over Goucher (2-6) behind 14 kills, a career-best five aces, and nine digs from Kodan. St. Mary's dropped the first set, 21-25, before coming back strong in the next three sets (25-10, 25-18, 25-19). Junior middle blocker Gena Hlavinka (Gaithersburg, Md./T.S. Wootton) helped out offensively with nine kills while first-year outside hitter Jenna Campbell (Brookeville, Md./Good Counsel) provided a defensive stop with 11 digs.
Kodan registered her first double-double of the season with season-highs of 19 kills and 15 digs while serving up two aces in leading the Seahawks to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over host DeSales (6-4).
Kodan led a group of three Seahawks in double-digit kills as well as junior outside hitter Shannon Fitzpatrick (Germantown, Md./St. John's College [D.C.]) picked up 15 while Hlavinka added 14 kills and three solo blocks.
Defensively, first-year libero Bianca Livioco (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) tallied 10 digs against DeSales. Senior setter Katie Obal (Olney, Md./Sherwood) just missed a double-double with 52 assists and nine digs.
The Seahawks will carry their two-match win streak into their Capital Athletic Conference match against Marymount (Va.) University in Arlington on Wednesday, September 22.