BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Merchant Marine Academy clinched the No. 4 seed for the Susquehanna women’s volleyball team in the Landmark Conference Tournament. SU defeated the Mariners (11-13, 0-6) in straight sets, 25-18, 25-23, 25-12.
The Crusaders (14-16, 3-3) will host No. 5 seed Scranton on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup.
In the win over USMMA, Torrie Garner (James Creek, Pa./Huntingdon Area) led the team with six kills while Emily Carson (Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) and Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) added five apiece, with Dunkel hitting for a .444 attack percentage.
Alissa Sellers (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) had a team-high 12 digs and added two service aces while Julia Caruso (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) finished with 15 assists and three digs. Kaylee Monga (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) had a solid all-around effort with four kills, one dig and four block assists and a .571 attack percentage.
The Mariners did not record a single block while hitting just .020 as a team against the Crusaders.
SU next travels to the Johns Hopkins Tri-Match on Oct. 20
Volleyball Defeats Merchant Marine; Earns No. 4 Seed