SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University volleyball returned home for the first time since its season-opening tournament to host Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) opponent, Mary Washington but fell to the Eagles, 3-1.
Final Score: Mary Washington 3, Salisbury 1 (25-23, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20)
Record: Salisbury (11-5, 0-2 CAC) | Mary Washington (8-8, 2-0 CAC)
Location: Maggs Physical Activities Center – Salisbury, Md.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Salisbury took an early 11-6 lead, but Mary Washington fought back with a 9-4 run to tie set one at 15-all. That run continued as the Eagles took a late 20-17 lead. The Sea Gulls continued to keep within striking distance, but eventually dropped a close first set, 25-23.
- Mary Washington held the early momentum in the second set, jumping out to a 10-6 lead. The maroon and gold kept pace, however, eventually pulling within two at 14-12, but the Eagles took off on a 6-0 run that opened their lead to 20-12. The two squads went back-and-forth for the rest of the set, with Mary Washington eventually taking the 25-17 win.
- The third set proved the Sea Gulls' strongest showing, as they jumped out to an early 10-7 lead. They continued to hold the Eagles at bay until a quick 3-0 run tied the set at 17-all. Salisbury held on, outscoring Mary Washington 8-6 from that point forward to take the set, 25-23.
- The fourth set began favorably for the Eagles as they took off on a commanding 13-5 run. The Sea Gulls never gave up, eventually making things interesting at the end with a 7-1 run to pull within four at 24-20, but it was as close as they would get as the Eagles took the match point off the following serve.
- Amanda Chew continued her strong sophomore season with her ninth double-double of the 2019 campaign. Chew recorded a team-high 21 kills and added 11 digs.
- Hailey Dougherty also continued to impress, adding another 31 digs to her season total – a team-high.
- Angelina Casserly and Carley Cleland each collected four blocks for the Sea Gulls, while Chew and Jenna Feinauer added three apiece.
- Blair Pausic helped set her teammates up all evening, totaling an impressive 41 assists to go along with nine digs and a kill.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Chew, Dougherty and Feinauer all continue to lead the conference in a variety of major stat categories. Chew leads in total kills (254) and kills per set (4.10), Dougherty leads in total digs (331) and digs per set (5.34), and Feinauer holds a conference-best in blocks per set (1.08)