Volleyball Has Winning Day at F&M Tournament

Volleyball Has Winning Day at F&M Tournament

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Playing in its second tournament in three days, the Susquehanna women’s volleyball team posted a 2-1 record at one-day Franklin & Marshall Tournament. While the one loss to the host Diplomats snapped the team’s nine-match win streak, the Crusaders improved to 12-2 on the season, the best start since a 16-1 start in 2001.

SU opened the day with a 3-1 win over Cabrini (14-25, 25-21, 25-23, 33-31) and followed that with a 3-0 defeat of Mount St. Vincent (25-8, 26-24, 25-11). The Crusaders ended the day with a 3-1 loss to a 10-1 Franklin & Marshall squad (21-25, 25-22, 22-25, 21-25).

Susquehanna’s Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) and Maggie O’Hearn (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) were named to the All-Tournament Team. Dunkel combined for 28 kills while O’Hearn racked up 84 assists.

In the first match of the day, Dunkel tallied 11 kills and five digs while Marykate Sherness (Treskow, Pa./Marian Catholic) added 13 kills and three digs of her own. Erin Byrne (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch) finished with a double-double in the form of 13 kills and 12 digs while O’Hearn amassed 43 assists and 10 digs for a double-double of her own. Sarah Paluck (Nesquehoning, Pa./Tamaqua Area) led the Crusaders with her 21 digs and Susquehanna finished the match with 14 total block assists.

SU boasted an impressive .363 team attack percentage in its 3-0 win over Mount St. Vincent. Jess Holm (Montvale, N.J./Pascack Hills) recorded 13 kills while O’Hearn added 11 assists and two service aces. Nicky Sanders (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) with 15 digs digs and Dunkel chipped in six kills and five digs in the three-set victory.

In the final match of the day, Dunkel had 11 kills and an impressive eight block assists as the team finished with 18 block assists and four solo blocks against the Diplomats. Paluck tallied 15 digs while Alyssa Chiodo (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) added 13. O’Hearn finished the day with 30 assists and three service aces while Byrne picked up six kills to go along with 11 digs, three solo blocks and two block assists.

The Crusaders are back in action on Sept. 21 at the Stevenson Tri-Match with matches again Shenandoah and host Stevenson.