Seahawk Volleyball Falls Short to Eastern Mennonite

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior outside hitter Brigid Morris (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) tallied a career-best 19 kills but the St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Eastern Mennonite University in non-conference action Sunday afternoon.

St. Mary's 1, Eastern Mennonite 3 (16-25, 25-21, 20-25, 24-26)

How It Happened

  • Eastern Mennonite broke a 3-3 draw in the first set with a 5-0 push and built a nine-point advantage three times in rolling to a 25-16 win for a 1-0 lead.
  • The Seahawks evened up the match with a 25-21 victory in the second using a 6-2 run to undo a 9-9 tie. Morris and junior outside hitter Grace Seifert (Cambridge, Md./Salisbury Christian) each notched four kills to pace St. Mary's in the win.
  • The Royals only trailed twice in the third set before establishing a 17-10 lead and grabbing a 2-1 margin in the match.
  • St. Mary's jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the fourth before EMU closed the gap and the set went on to witness 10 tied scores.
  • The Seahawks maintained the lead throughout the fourth with Morris giving the hosts a 24-23 advantage with her 19th kill of the match. However, three straight EMU points on two kills by Janna Williams and a service ace by Carly Gingerich sealed the win for the Royals.

Other Top Performers for St. Mary's (3-15)

  • Mia Griffifths – 48 assists, 10 digs, 3 kills
  • Marissa Dangler 28 digs, 4 assists
  • Megan Fitzpatrick 11 digs, 2 service aces
  • The Seahawks finished the match with four aces and 7.0 team blocks.

For Eastern Mennonite (7-13)

  • Williams – 13 kills, 3 digs
  • Jasmine Johnson – 24 assists, 8 digs, 2 aces
  • Skyler Johnson – 29 digs, 3 aces
  • Maria Yoder – 9 kills, 6 digs, 5.0 total blocks, 3 assists, 3 block assists, 2 solo blocks
  • The Royals registered 10 service aces and 9.0 team blocks.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 11 at Marymount (Va.) University (9-10, 1-2 CAC) – Arlington, Va. – Capital Athletic Conference match – 7:00 p.m.

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