Volleyball Splits Pair of Matches

Volleyball Splits Pair of Matches

Fisk Box Score

Berry Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Susquehanna women's volleyball team split its pair of matches on the final day of the Birmingham Southern Tournament. SU opened with a 3-0 win over Fisk before falling 3-1 to Berry.

The day opened with the three-set sweep of Fisk with scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-13. The Crusaders (18-18) then fell 13-25, 11-25, 25-22, 22-25 to Berry (15-14).

Against Fisk, Emily Carson (Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) had 21 kills and a .488 attack percentage in the win to go along with three digs. Julia Caruso (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) and Samantha Adler (Montville, N.J./Montville Twp.) both had double-digit assists with Caruso leading with 20 and Adler chipping in 11. Caruso also had five digs while Adler had six.

Senior Kate Reese (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro) led the team in both digs (23) and service aces (3).

In the final match of the weekend, Carson added 10 more kills and 13 digs, brining her total kills for the day to 31. Caruso led the team with 14 assists while Reese had 21 digs.

Reese and Carson were just two of four SU players with double-digit dig totals, as Dana Kreutzer (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) added 12 and Amanda Miles (New Cumberland, Pa./Cedar Cliff had 10.

Junior middle hitter Kaylee Monga (Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Knolls) was named to the 2011 BSC Fall Invitational All-Tournament Team, as voted by the coaches.

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Yiting Cao – Spring Hill
Sha Sha Buchanan – Spring Hill
Kiersten Hammock – Berry
E’Tasha Keeton – Fisk
Kaylee Monga – Susquehanna
Taryn Nash – Spring Hill
Lauren Reibe – Birmingham-Southern
Alaina Smith – Birmingham-Southern

SU is back in action on Saturday in the semifinal round of the Landmark Conference Tournament, against an opponent yet to be determined. The tournament will be held at Juniata.