HAVERFORD, Pa. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland volleyball team (3-5,0-0) continued the Haverford Tournament as they took on Haverford College (8-0, 0-0) and Neumann College (1-7, 0-0). The Seahawks dropped their first match against Haverford 3-1 but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Neumann College in the second match.

How It Happened

  • Haverford jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the first set and wouldn’t look back. They extended their lead to 17-6 before eventually winning the set 25-14. 
  • The second set would mirror the first as the Black Squirrels raced to a 20-9 lead before claiming a 25-13 second set win. 
  • The third set would be the Seahawks best as St. Mary’s College started with a 18-10 lead which would be extended to 19-10 with an Ellyse Sutliff kill coming off a Fatima Bouzid pass. The Seahawks held a 24-17 lead when Nicole Kreutzinger landed a service ace to give the Seahawks a 25-17 third set win. 
  • Unfortunately for the Seahawks, Haverford took the fourth set 25-17 to give them the 3-1 match lead. 

Inside the Box Score 

  • Sutliff once again led the Seahawks in kills with 11 and Kyra Feinaeur followed in second with nine. 
  • Emily Benedict was the top Seahawk for digs with 18.

St. Mary’s College – 3 Neumann College – 2

How It Happened 

  • The two teams split their first two sets and went into the fifth set all knotted up at 2-2. 
  • St. Mary’s College would find themselves down 13-12 in the fifth set and only two points away from losing the match. The Seahawks dug in and fought back to bring the match to an even 14-14, until St. Mary’s College pulled away for the 17-15 win.

Inside the Box Numbers

  • Chanel Lucas led the Seahawks in kills with 11 with SutliffErin Krauss and Feinauer all in second with ten kills. 
  • Benedict once again had the most digs with 25 and SutliffLucas and Bouzid all had ten.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 12 vs Notre Dame of Maryland | 7:30 P.M. | Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center Arena 

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