Seahawk Volleyball Splits on Season-Opening Day

Meghan Kelley '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Meghan Kelley '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Virginia Beach, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team opened up 2018 at the Virginia Wesleyan University Invitational on Friday, going 1-1 in their first two matches of the new campaign. The Seahawks (1-1) started with a 3-1 loss to Geneva College (2-0) before rebounding with a 3-2 victory over Penn State Berks (0-2).

St. Mary's 1, Geneva 3 (25-23, 18-25, 16-25, 23-25)

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks staked an early 1-0 lead in the match by claiming a 25-23 victory in the first set. St. Mary's, who was the only opponent to take a set from the Golden Tornadoes, totaled 11 kills in the win as three different players put down three kills each.
  • Geneva responded with three consecutive set wins to finish its first day of action with a 2-0 mark.

For the Seahawks

  • Meghan Kelley – 10 kills, 1 block solo
  • Katie Agate – 13 assists, 10 digs, 6 kills, 3 block assists, 1 ace
  • Nicole Kreutzinger – 13 assists, 5 digs, 2 kills, 1 ace
  • Hannah Krauss – 8 digs, 3 aces, 3 kills, 2 block assists, 1 assist
  • Marissa Dangler – 21 digs, 3 assists, 1 ace
  • Audrey McKay – 4 total blocks, 1 kill
  • St. Mary's finished the match with 64 digs, 35 kills, 11 total blocks (3-8), and 8 aces.

For Geneva

  • Daphne Hunsinger – 21 assists, 15 digs, 10 kills, 6 aces, 1 block solo
  • Sydney McNulty – 10 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces, 1 block assist
  • Kayla Coughlin – 16 digs, 4 aces
  • The Golden Tornadoes tallied 71 digs, 45 kills, 13 aces, and seven total blocks (2-5).

St. Mary's 3, Penn State Berks 2 (25-19, 23-25, 25-14, 17-25, 15-9)

How It Happened

  • The two sides alternated wins in the first four sets before St. Mary's outlasted the Nittany Lions, 15-9, for its first win of the season.

For the Seahawks

  • Taylor Wigglesworth – 13 kills, 3 digs, 1 block assist
  • Meghan Kelley – 13 kills, 2 digs, 1 assist
  • Katie Agate – 24 assists, 6 digs, 4 kills, 2 aces, 1 block assist
  • Hannah Krauss – 7 kills, 6 aces, 2 block solos, 1 dig
  • Emily Benedict – 25 digs, 2 aces, 1 assist
  • Adair Watson – 4 kills, 2 digs, 2 block assists
  • St. Mary's posted 65 digs, 48 kills, 15 aces, and 7 total blocks in the match.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sep. 1 vs. Alverno (0-2) – Virginia Beach, Va. (Virginia Wesleyan Invitational) – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sep. 1 at Virginia Wesleyan (1-1) – Virginia Beach, Va. (Virginia Wesleyan Invitational) – 3:30 p.m. 

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