Seahawks dominate fourth set to finish off Scots, 3-1

Seahawks on three! (Photo by Sam Brito)
Seahawks on three! (Photo by Sam Brito)

SEAHAWK WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
Salve Regina 3, Gordon 1
Newport, Rhode Island  - Rodgers Recreation Center
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Summary
The Salve Regina University women's volleyball team earned its third straight victory, and third conference win of the season by defeating Gordon College 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 25-10) in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action Saturday afternoon at the Rodgers Recreation Center.

Series and Streaks
This was the 17th meeting all-time between the Seahawks and Fighting Scots, and only the third to go beyond three sets. The Seahawks have now won nine in a row to take a 9-8 edge in the series.

Three Stars of the Match
1 – Salve Regina freshman Annie Donahue (Chelmsford, Mass.) - had 11 kills with a .435 hitting percentage, and added three blocks. 
2 – Gordon senior Carleigh Petersen (North Hills, Calif.) - had match-high 20 kills with .296 hitting percentage, and added two assists, nine digs, and a service ace. 
3 – Salve Regina sophomore Cassidy Trablicy (Phoenix, Ariz.) - had 12 kills with a .216 hitting percentage, an assist, and six digs.

Turning Point
The Seahawks opened the fourth set on a 6-0 run with three straight attack errors from the Scots, a kill from sophomore Kendall Wilcox (Pomfret, Conn.), another attack error from the visitors, and then a service ace from starter Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.). Salve Regina had a double-digit lead by 13-3.

Quick Hits

  • Megan Parham (Tulsa, Okla.) led the Seahawks with 18 digs.
  • Maggie Risma (Hudson, Ohio) had a match-high 25 digs and added 17 assists for Gordon.
  • Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.) had a match-high 25 assists for Salve Regina.
  • Amanda Snyder (San Jose, Calif.) and Francesca Testani (Shelton, Conn.) were also in double figures in kills with 12 and 11, respectively.
  • Salve Regina had twice as many blocks as Gordon (eight to four).

Next up
Salve Regina (14-9, 3-4 CCC) – Tuesday, October 25 vs Curry, 7 p.m.
Gordon (11-13, 4-3 CCC) – Tuesday, October 25 vs Eastern Nazarene, 7 p.m.