Another 2-0 Day for Volleyball

Another 2-0 Day for Volleyball

Misericordia Box Score
Morrisville State Box Score

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The wins keep coming for the Susquehanna women's volleyball team as the squad went 2-0 on the final day of the three-day Susquehanna University Hampton Inn Crusader Classic.

SU (7-1) took 3-0 decisions over Misericordia and Morrisville State to get off to its best start since joining the Landmark Conference in 2007.

The Crusaders were co-tournament champions along with Haverford as both teams posted 4-0 records over the weekend. Susquehanna's Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) was named Tournament MVP and freshmen teammates Erin Byrne (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch) and Maggie O'Hearn (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Crusaders won 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 over the Cougars in their early match before defeating the Mustangs 25-14, 25-14, 25-5.

Against Misericordia, Byrne led all players with 13 kills while also chipping in eight digs. Sarah Paluck (Nesquehoning, Pa./Tamaqua Area) had 17 digs while O'Hearn again led the team with 38 assists to go along with nine digs. Dunkel finished with eight kills and a .538 attack percentage.

In the final match of the weekend, four players recorded at least five kills apiece with Byrne leading the way with six to complement her eight digs and four service aces. Dunkel chipped in five kills, a .625 attack percentage and four block assists while Paluck led all players with 18 digs.

The Crusaders remain at home to host Wilkes on Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Tournament MVP: Hayley Dunkel, Susquehanna
All-Tournament Team:
Erin Byrne, Susquehanna, RS
Maggie O'Hearn, Susquehanna, S
Meg O'Day, Haverford, MH
Nina Mutty, Haverford, OH
Sarah Swartz, Allegheny, MH
Maggie Slawson, Lycoming, OH