Hawks top Seahawks in four sets

Hawks top Seahawks in four sets


Roger Williams 3, Salve Regina 1
Newport, R.I.  - Rodgers Recreation Center
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Salve Regina University women's volleyball team had their six-game win streak snapped by Roger Williams University in a 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 17-25, 25-21) defeat in the first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) match of the season.

Series and Streaks
This was the 25th meeting between the teams and the hawks now own a 23-2 record in the all-time series, and have won the last four meetings. 

Three Stars of the Match
1 – Roger Williams senior Kristen Boyer (Ephrata, Pa.) - had a match-high 18 kills to go with 14 digs and a service ace.
2 – Roger Williams sophomore Molly Quilty (Duxbury, Mass.) - had 12 kills and seven blocks, six solo.
3 – Salve Regina sophomore Cassidy Trablicy (Phoenix, Ariz.) - led the Seahawks with 15 kills along with 12 digs, and two blocks, one solo.

Turning Point
The Seahawks trailed 8-1 in the first set but battled back to only lose 25-23. The team carried that momentum into the second set and led 12-8 forcing a timeout from Roger Williams. The Hawks scored five straight points out of the timeout to take the lead, and embarked on a 17-9 run to take the second set and a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.

Quick Hits

  • The Hawks actually committed more errors than the Seahawks, 28-26, however the Seahawks came at untimely spots in the match, twice giving the deciding set point to the Hawks on errors, in both the second and final sets.
  • Salve Regina had four players in double digit digs. Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.)led the Seahawks with 24 digs, followed by Megan Parham (Tulsa, Okla.) with 22,Morgan VanderBaan (Douglas, Mass.) with 13, and Trablicy with 12. 
  • The Hawks had three players in double digit digs. Maria Batas (Merrick, N.Y.) led all players with 25, while Meghan Chartier (Palatine, Ill.) collected 23, and Boyer registered 14.
  • Salwa totaled 45 assists as the primary setter for the Seahawks while Julia Fields (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) had 52 helpers for Roger Williams.

Next up

Salve Regina (8-4, 0-1 CCC) – Saturday, Sep. 24 at Endicott, 3 p.m.
Roger Williams (5-5, 1-0 CCC) – Saturday, Sep. 24 at Eastern Nazarene, 11 a.m.