Twenty Wins for SU Volleyball

Twenty Wins for SU Volleyball

Scranton Box Score
Goucher Box Score

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Saturday marked wins number 19 and 20 for the Susquehanna women’s volleyball team as the Crusaders defeated Landmark Conference opponents Scranton and Goucher on the first round robin weekend of the season.

SU (20-4, 2-0) defeated Scranton in three sets, 25-21, 25-19, 25-13 and followed that with another 3-0 win over Goucher (25-10, 25-16, 25-10) in the nightcap.

Against Scranton, Jessica Holm (Montvale, N.J./Pascack Hills) led the squad with eight kills and hit for a .273 attack percentage. Maggie O’Hearn (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) finished with 27 assists and four digs while Sarah Paluck (Nesquehoning, Pa./Tamaqua Area) notched a match-high 29 digs. Hayley Dunkel (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) chipped in five kills, two service aces, two digs and three block assists. As a team, SU recorded 10 blocks assists against the Royals.

In the stand-alone match at 6 p.m., Susquehanna again made quick work of its opponent with a 3-0 win over the Gophers. Dunkel racked up 11 kills and hit for a .688 attack percentage. Erin Byrne (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch) tallied eight kills, eight assists, three service aces and four digs for a solid all-around effort and Paluck chipped in 24 more digs to bring her total for the day to 53. O’Hearn again led the team with 21 assists and also added 11 digs for a double-double.

As a team, SU hit .366 against Goucher and added 13 service aces.

The Crusaders now take a trip out to the West Coast for three games, beginning Oct. 12 with matches against Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.