Five-Set Thriller Goes the Way of the Crusaders

Box Score

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna volleyball team sent its two seniors out on a high note by capturing a five-set victory over visiting York (Pa.) on Wednesday night. Prior to the start of the match, SU honored its two senior members: Natalie Cicioni (Frackville, Pa./North Schuylkill) and Kate Reese (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area).

The Crusaders (17-15) grabbed a 25-21 win in the opening set before falling 23-25 in the second. They also dropped a 24-26 decision in the third set before rallying to win 14-25, 16-14 in the final two sets.

Emily Carson (Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) capped off her last home game of the 2011 season with a double-double, racking up 25 kills and 22 digs to go along with five total blocks, two service aces and a .383 attack percentage.

Reese, meanwhile, led the way defensively with 27 digs while Samantha Adler (Montville, N.J./Montville Township) and Julia Caruso (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) combined for 50 assists with a team-high 30 for Adler. Adler also added 12 digs for the Crusaders.

On the net, SU finished with 18 block assists and four solo blocks. Kaylee Monga (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) had an impressive 10 by herself with three of the solo variety.

SU hits the road to compete at the two-day Birmingham Southern Tournament on Friday and Saturday.