St. Mary's Volleyball Sweeps Gettysburg Tri-Match
Gettysburg, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team has now won five straight matches as the Seahawks claimed both matches at the Gettysburg College tri-match Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's notched wins over Ursinus College and host Gettysburg.
The Seahawks (13-5) opened up the afternoon with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-9, 25-18) victory over Ursinus (8-10) as sophomore Shelby Mullennix (California, Md./Leonardtown) exploded for a career-high 14 kills with only four errors in 24 attempts for a .417 hitting percentage. Mullennix added three solo blocks and two assists.
Defensively, junior Kasey Stanton (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) and first-year Bianca Livioco (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) each picked up seven digs while first-year middle blocker Trish Kallis (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) contributed five total blocks and five kills.
Three Seahawks finished with double-digit kills in their five-set victory over Gettysburg (10-11) to end the afternoon. Junior outside hitter Shannon Fitzpatrick (Germantown, Md./St. John's College [D.C.]) paced the offense with a career-high 18 kills and a .304 hitting percentage while collecting her second double-double of the season with 11 digs as well. Fitzpatrick also served up a career-best five aces.
First-year Michelle Klima (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) added 13 kills and 3.5 total blocks while junior middle blocker Gena Hlavinka (Gaithersburg, Md./T.S. Wootton) notched 10 kills and three digs.
Senior outside hitter Claire Kodan (Olney, Md./Sherwood) contributed offensively with nine kills and four aces while leading the defense with a team-high 13 digs. Senior setter Katie Obal (Olney, Md./Sherwood) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 45 assists and 10 digs while chipping in two kills.
The Seahawks will be back in action on Wednesday, October 6 when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on Catholic University at 7:00 pm.