GLENSIDE, Pa. – The Salisbury University volleyball team returned for day two of the Arcadia Classic on Saturday afternoon. After sweeping their matches to open the tournament on Friday, the Sea Gulls closed the weekend with a split, sweeping the Lycoming Warriors in the early match, 3-0, before falling to host Arcadia University in a marathon five-set match.
Final Score (Game 1): Salisbury 3, Lycoming 0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-15)
Final Score (Game 2): Arcadia 3, Salisbury 2 (20-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 23-21)
Records: Salisbury (11-3) | Lycoming (8-8) | Arcadia (9-6)
Location: Glenside, Pa. – Alumni Gymnasium (Arcadia University)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Salisbury vs. Lycoming
- The Sea Gulls and Warriors kept pace with one another to begin the first set of the day, with neither team pulling ahead by more than four points. Leading 14-13 halfway through the set, Salisbury finally broke out with a 7-0 run to take a 21-13 lead and eventually take the set, 25-16.
- The Warriors lead by as many as five points with an early 10-5 lead in the second set, but Salisbury battled back with a 6-1 run of its own to tie things up at 11-11. The Sea Gulls were then able to close the set out with a dominating 14-4 run to go up two sets to none.
- Lycoming scored first in the third set, but it marked the only time the Sea Gulls would trail as they went on to take the match in three sets.
Salisbury vs. Arcadia
- The Sea Gulls got off to a slow start to kick off the opening set, trailing 10-5 early. A Chloe Adam kill sparked a 6-1 run to tie the set at 11-11. Three ties and two lead changes later saw the Knights with a slim 19-18 lead, but the Sea Gulls rallied with a 6-0 run to lead 23-10 and eventually take the set, 25-20.
- The Knights scored the opening point in the second set and never trailed to even the match at a set apiece with a 25-18 win.
- Salisbury bounced back in the third set to take an early 5-1 lead. The Knights rallied to eventually take a late 17-16 advantage, but a 9-4 run by the maroon and gold closed the set, 25-21.
- Salisbury again jumped out to an early 11-9 lead in the fourth set, but a 5-0 run put the Knights ahead 14-11. The Sea Gulls managed to tie things up two more times but never managed to take another lead. Arcadia eventually took the set, 25-20 to force the fifth and decisive set.
- The final set proved to be a nail-biter involving 11 ties and five different lead changes. Salisbury's latest lead came at 20-19 and the latest tie stood at 21-21, but the Knights came through to score the final two points and take the set and match.
- Jenna Feinauer led all Sea Gulls with eight kills and seven blocks in the first match against Lycoming. She also recorded a team-high six blocks in the loss to Arcadia.
- Amanda Chew collected a team-high seven digs against Lycoming. Chew earned her ninth double-double of the season against Arcadia with another 23 digs and a team-high 22 kills.
- Hailey Dougherty added 28 digs against Arcadia to lead the Sea Gull backline.
- Claudia Sweitzer led the team in assists in both matches, collecting 11 against Lycoming and another 26 against Arcadia.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Saturday's game marked to 11th meeting between Salisbury and Lycoming. The Sea Gulls have won the past four meetings, though trail the overall series, 6-5.
- This marks only the second meeting between Salisbury and Arcadia. The teams met for the first time two seasons ago, with the Sea Gulls defeating the Knights, 3-1, at Salisbury.
- The Sea Gulls will take a week off before opening Captial Athletic Conference play on the road against the Southern Virginia Knights on Saturday, September 28.
- The match is set to begin at 2 p.m.