HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Susquehanna women’s volleyball team opened its 2013 campaign with two victories on Saturday, taking down both Neumann and Widener by 3-1 scores at the Haverford Tournament.
SU (2-0) defeated Neumann in its first match of the day 25-13, 25-21, 21-25 and 28-26. The Crusaders then went on to win versus Widener 25-18, 24-26, 26-24, 25-19.
Against Widener, Jessica Holm (Montvale, N.J./Pascack Hills) led the way with 14 kills and a .464 attack percentage. Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) added 13 kills while Erin Byrne (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch) finished with 10 kills, two service aces and three digs.
Sarah Paluck (Nesquehoning, Pa./Tamaqua Area) led all players with 32 digs while teammate Maggie O’Hearn (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) had a match-high 39 assists to complement her five digs.
With the two wins on Saturday, head coach Kuuipo Tom is just one victory shy of 200 for his career.
The Crusaders finish out their weekend with two more matches on Sunday. They face host Haverford at 10 a.m. followed by a 12 p.m. match against Eastern.
Volleyball Opens Season with Two Wins