Friday Split for Volleyball

Friday Split for Volleyball

QUICK HIT: The Susquehanna women's volleyball team split a pair of matches on Friday on the first day of the Emory Tournament. SU fell to Berry 3-1 before rallying to win 3-2 over Washington & Lee.

THE DETAILS: The River Hawks lost to Berry 25-27, 25-21, 22-25, 20-25 before defeating Washington & Lee 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 19-25 16-14.

TEAM RECORD: Susquehanna is now 28-6 overall with 11 wins in its last 12 matches.

RANKED OPPONENTS: Berry is currently ranked sixth in the South region with Washington & Lee ranked fifth in that same division.

AGAINST BERRY: Morgan Lowe had a big double-double with 24 kills and 16 digs. Maggie O'Hearn also finished with a double-double, tallying 49 assists and 15 digs to go along with three block assists. Erin Byrne added 13 kills and Caroline Beohm tallied 25 digs. Leana Carvin chipped in four kills, five digs and two block assists.

SU dropped the first set 27-25 before grabbing a 25-21 win in set two. The River Hawks led from start to finish in that set and won on a kill from Lowe.

Berry won a three-point decision (25-22) in the third set and went on to win 25-20 in the fourth and decisive set.

AGAINST WASHINGTON & LEE: Lowe had yet another double-double with 16 kills and 26 digs. Kasey Bost added 15 digs and O'Hearn finished with 45 assists and 12 digs for her second double-double of the afternoon.

The River Hawks dropped set one before going on to win sets two and three, both by 25-23 scores. Set two was tied at 21 late in the action before Susquehanna closed out the set on a Washington & Lee service error.

SU jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the third set but Washington & Lee pulled within one (22-21) late before O'Hearn clinched the set on a kill. 

The Generals won set four 25-19, forcing a decisive fifth set. That set went back and forth with the teams tied at 14 before a kill from Marykate Sherkness made it 15-14 and a Washington & Lee attack error gave SU the victory.

UP NEXT: Susquehanna wraps-up play at the Emory Tournament on Oct. 29 with matches against Randolph-Macon and Clarkson.