Frostburg, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team had their conference win streak halted at two matches with a 3-1 loss at Frostburg State University in Capital Athletic Conference action Saturday morning.
Junior right-side hitter Shelby Mullennix (California, Md./Leonardtown) and senior middle blocker Gena Hlavinka (Gaithersburg, Md./T.S. Wootton) paced the Seahawks (6-16, 2-4 CAC) in the loss with 12 and 10 kills, respectively.
St. Mary's came out firing and captured the first set, 25-21, before Frostburg State (15-16, 5-2 CAC) reeled off three straight set wins (26-24, 25-18, 25-22) for the match on the Bobcats' Senior Day.
Junior outside hitter Jenn Rindone put forth a strong defensive effort with a career-best 26 digs while adding seven kills and one block. Fellow classmate and outside hitter Cecilia Blanc (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) also had a career night with 25 digs of her own and five service aces while adding seven kills.
Sophomore libero Bianca Livioco (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) was in double-digits as well with 18 digs. Hlavinka tallied two block solos to help out defensively.
The Seahawks will be back in action on Wednesday, October 26 as St. Mary's welcomes Marymount (Va.) University to the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena for conference play on Dig Pink Night. Action begins at 7:00 pm.