Seahawks sweep Lions for first CCC win


Salve Regina 3, Eastern Nazarene 0
Newport, R.I.  - Rodgers Recreation Center
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Salve Regina University women's volleyball team earned their second straight victory, and first conference win of the season by defeating Eastern Nazarene College 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action Wednesday night.

Series and Streaks
This was the 20th meeting all-time between the Seahawks and Lions. The Seahawks have now won 10 in a row to even the series at 10-10.

Three Stars of the Match
1 – Salve Regina junior Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.) - had a match-high 34 assists to go with five digs, an ace, and two kills.
2 – Salve Regina junior Samantha Higgins (Coventry, R.I) - had nine kills with a .533 hitting percentage. She also added two blocks, two aces, a dig, and an assist.
3 – Salve Regina senior Kat Mendes (New Bedford, Mass.) - had a match-high 10 kills as well as seven digs and a block.

Turning Point
The Seahawks used a 6-0 run in the first set to open the gap, taking a 15-6 lead. Overall the Seahawks finished the first set on a 16-6 run to go up 1-0 in the match. The Lions never led in the match as the Seahawks would go on for a sweep.

Quick Hits

  • Megan Parham (Tulsa, Okla.) led the Seahawks with 11 digs.
  • Lauryl Berger (Laurel, Del.) led the Lions with 15 assists while Madisen Robinson (West Grove, Pa.) and Oksana DiCamillo (Eighty-Four, Pa.) both totaled 11 digs to lead Eastern Nazarene.
  • The Lions committed 18 errors in the match to the Seahawks 14.
  • The Seahawks posted doubled digit kills in each set (12, 17, 14) while the Lions never made double digits in kills in any set.
  • The Lions tied the game three times, 1-1 and 2-2 in the second set, and 4-4 in the third, but never could take a lead.
  • Only four matches in the series have ever gone four sets. Every other between Salve Regina and Eastern Nazarene has been a sweep.

Next up

Salve Regina (10-7, 1-3 CCC) – Saturday, Oct. 8 vs Eastern Connecticut St., 12 p.m.
Eastern Nazarene (3-12, 0-4 CCC) – Saturday, Oct. 8 at WPI, 11 a.m.