For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team played their second straight home match Friday night but came up short in a 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference loss to Southern Virginia University.
St. Mary's 0, Southern Virginia 3 (19-25, 19-25, 16-25)
How It Happened
- Junior outside hitter Meghan Kelley (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) continued her strong play with her second straight double-double (and third of her career) on a team-best 12 kills and 10 digs.
- Junior captain Marissa Dangler (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) picked up 18 digs while sophomore defensive specialist Emily Benedict (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) contributed 11.
- Junior captain Mia Griffiths (La Plata, Md./La Plata) had a near double-double with 16 assists and seven digs while adding two kills.
- St. Mary's jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first set but a 6-3 spurt by the Knights gave them the lead for good and Southern Virginia rolled to the 25-19 win after boasting its biggest lead of 19-13.
- In the second set, the two sides battled back and forth, trading the lead three times. The turning point came when the Knights used a 4-0 push to break an 18-18 score and then closed out the set with three straight set points.
- Southern Virginia never trailed in the final game and led by as many as nine before wrapping its second straight match win.
Other Top Performers for the Seahawks (3-22, 0-8 CAC)
- Hannah Krauss – 4 kills, 2 block assists
- Adair Watson – 3 block assists
- St. Mary's finished the match with 5.0 team blocks on 10 block assists.
For Southern Virginia (19-7, 6-2 CAC)
- Penny Gwynn – 13 kills, 4 digs
- Hannah Allred – 13 kills, 13 digs, 4 service aces
- LaRee Crockett – 35 assists, 8 digs, 2 service aces
- Mykynli Knight – 19 digs
- The Knights hit .224 for the match while serving up eight aces and posting 5.0 team blocks.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Oct. 28 vs. Frostburg State University (15-11, 3-5 CAC) – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena – CAC match – Senior Day – 2:00 p.m.
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