Crusaders Fall at Old Friends Crossover Tournament

Crusaders Fall at Old Friends Crossover Tournament

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The Susquehanna women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches at the Old Friends Crossover Tournament, hosted by Messiah. The Crusaders fell 3-1 to Messiah and dropped a 3-0 decision to Elizabethtown.

SU (3-8) fell to Messiah in four sets (17-25, 25-23, 21-25, 23-25). Emily Carson (Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) and Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) had eight kills apiece to lead Susquehanna while Carson also tallied a team-high 18 digs for her third-straight double-double.

Carson was one of four players with double-digit dig totals as she was joined by Morgan Jackson (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) (16), Jessica Cornman-Homonoff (Brooklyn, Conn./Woodstock Academy) (13) and Shona St. Angelo (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor) (11). St. Angelo had added 14 assists. Meanwhile, Kaylee Monga (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) boasted four solo blocks while Dunkel added three of her own.

Against the Blue Jays, SU lost in straight sets (22-25, 21-25, 14-25). Carson yet again led the team in kills with 10 to complement her seven digs. St. Angelo racked up 17 digs and 11 assists while Jackson had 10 digs.

The Crusaders are hosting their Alumni Meet on Saturday at noon. Next weekend, the team travels to the University of Chicago Tournament on Sept. 23 and 24.