Gulls rally past Seahawks

Gulls rally past Seahawks
BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott women's volleyball team defeated Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) foe Salve Regina 3-1 on Saturday as part of Endicott's Homecoming & Family Weekend. With the win, the Gulls improve to 9-5 (2-0 CCC) while the Seahawks fall to 8-5 (0-2 CCC) on the season.
The Gulls fell in the first 25-22 as Salve's offense came out on fire, hitting an impressive .294 after a 13-3-34 line. The Gulls would then regroup and claim a tight second, 25-23 before taking an emphatic 2-1 lead after a 25-14 score in the third. The Gulls would then use 16 kills in the fourth to take the set 25-20 to remain unbeaten in conference play.
Senior outside Tori McIntyre (San Diego, Calif.) posted her 31st career double-double with 17 kills and 14 digs. McIntyre hit .288 for the match by posting a 17-2-52 line while also notching a team-best two aces.
Setters Mareena Clotfelter (Poulsbo, Wash.) and Zoey Gifford (Natick, Mass.) both posted double-double performances in the win. Clotfelter logged 21 assist and 10 digs while Gifford posted a line of 22 assists and 11 digs.
Libero Erika Trudon (Coventry, Conn.) picked up 17 digs in her second match back, averaging 4.25 digs per set.
Endicott held a 55-42 advantage in kills for the match while also out-blocking the visitors 9-8.
With the win, Endicott is now 17-4 all-time against Salve Regina. The Gulls have now claimed the last two meetings by 3-1 scores after Endicott claimed their 15thwin in the series in Newport, R.I. last season.
Cassidy Trablicy (Phoenix, Ariz.) paced the visitors with 12 kills and 11 digs for her sixth double-double of the season.
Libero Megan Parham (Tulsa, Okla.) was outstanding in the contest, posting a career-best 32 dig effort in the setback to go along with one assist and one ace.
Setter Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.) recorded a match-best 40 assists to go along with 10 digs and one ace.
The Gulls (9-5, 2-0 CCC) will travel to Quincy, Mass. to square off against Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in CCC action. Salve Regina (8-5, 0-2 CCC) remains on the road, traveling to Boston, Mass. to take on Wentworth on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.