SU Volleyball Perfect on Day One of Tourney

SU Volleyball Perfect on Day One of Tourney

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna women's volleyball team opened play at its 10th-annual Hampton Inn Crusader Classic with a 2-0 day.

The Crusaders opened the tournament with a 3-0 win over York (28-26, 25-13, 25-23) with the third and decisive set won in come-from-behind fashion. In the team's final match of the day, SU took Baldwin Wallace (11-2) to five sets and came out on the winning side (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13).

In the first win of the evening, Erin Bryne led SU with 12 kills and 12 digs for a double-double while Marykate Sherkness added 10 digs, three service aces, three digs and two block assists. Maggie O'Hearn racked up 29 assists and seven digs.

The first set was tied at six before an attacking error by York's Kelly Cavey gave SU a 7-6 lead.

The Crusaders maintained that lead until York took a 16-14 edge. SU responded by going on a 5-0 run, and led 19-16 on a kill from Byrne.

The set was tied 26-all before Susquehanna scored the final two points to go on to \ win.

SU led from start to finish in the second set, jumping out to a 5-0 lead and never looking back. A York attacking error made it a double-digit lead for the Crusaders (21-11) who went on to win 25-13.

The Crusaders had to rally for the third-set win. They trailed 17-13 before scoring five of the next points to tie the set at 18. SU led 23-18 following another York attack error and Bryne ended the match on a kill for the 25-23 final.

Against the Yellow Jackets, Sherkness added another 22 kills to lead the team while Bryne tallied 13 kills, four assists, three service aces, two solo blocks and three block assists for a solid all-around performance. Sarah Paluck had a team-best 24 digs while O'Hearn added another 14.

After falling 25-23 in the opening set, SU went on to win the second and third sets, both 25-22 decisions.

Baldwin Wallace came back to win 25-23 in the fourth set to send the match to five sets.

In the fifth set, the teams were knotted at 11 before back-to-back points for SU put the team ahead 14-12. A Baldwin Wallace attacking error ended the set, and the match, in favor of the Crusaders.

Susquehanna completes day two of the tournament tomorrow with a 1 p.m. match against PSU Behrend and a 3 p.m. match against Washington College.