Two Wins for Volleyball on Senior Day

Two Wins for Volleyball on Senior Day

THE QUICK STORY: The Susquehanna volleyball team won both its matches on Saturday to extend its win streak to 10 and grab its 26th and 27th victories of the fall.

MATCH SCORES: The River Hawks defeated Cabrini 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-23) in SU's first match of the day before going on to defeat Rowan 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-17) in the weekend finale.

AGAINST CABRINI: Erin Byrne led the team with 13 kills and Marykate Sherkness added 12. Caroline Beohm had 14 digs while Leana Carvin finished with seven kills and three block assists and Maggie O'Hearn finished with 21 assists.

SU never trailed in the opening set, leading 6-2 in the early going. That lead grew to eight later in the set, 19-11, and the River Hawks gave up just three more points with Morgan Lowe closing out the set with a kill.

Susquehanna fell behind early in set two, facing a 6-1 deficit. The team responded with six unanswered points to go up 7-6 and never looked back. SU went on a 13-2 run to lead 20-8 and Janai Henderson came through with the set-clinching kill.

After trailing 1-0 in the third set, Susquehanna went on a 9-0 run to grab a 9-1 edge. The Cavaliers rallied to pull within one several times late in the set, including being down just 24-23 before Natalie Arm's kill finally put the set away at 25-23.

AGAINST ROWAN: Byrne led the team again with 11 kills to go along with four assists, four digs and three blocks. O'Hearn tallied 22 more assists and Lowe added five kills and six digs. Sherkness finished with 12 kills and Beohm added 14 digs.

The Profs took a 5-1, first-set lead before the River Hawks rallied to tie the set at five. The lead swapped sides for the next several points before SU took the lead for good on a Rowan attack error that made it 12-11 in favor of Susquehanna.

Set two was a different story with SU leading from start to finish. Susquehanna took a double-digit lead (21-11) on a kill from Carvin and the team gave up just three more points en route to the 25-14 win.

The River Hawks again led from start to finish in the third and final set of the weekend. The team led 21-13 late in the set and Hannah Lyons ended the day with back-to-back kills that ended the match 25-17 in favor of Susquehanna.

DID YOU KNOW? SU's 10-match win streak is its longest of the season.

SENIOR CELEBRATION: SU did not just go 2-0 on Saturday; the team also sent its seniors off on a winning note as Saturday marked Senior Day for the team. The team's six senior members were honored prior to the start of the team's second match: Marykate Sherkness, Corinne Eidle, Leana Carvin, Alyssa Chiodo, Maggie O'Hearn and Erin Byrne.

UP NEXT: Susquehanna hits the road to compete at the Emory Tournament on Oct.28-29.