NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University volleyball team split its final two matches of the regular season on Saturday, falling the Virginia Wesleyan, 3-1 in the first match of the day, then came back to beat Averett, 3-2 in match two.
Final Score (Match 1): Va. Wesleyan 3, Salisbury 1 (25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18)
Final Score (Match 2): Salisbury 3, Averett 2
Location: The Freeman Center – Newport News, Va. (Christopher Newport)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Salisbury vs. Va. Wesleyan
- Salisbury dropped six of the first eight points to Va. Wesleyan to open the first set but battled back to tie things up at 10-10 and eventually move in front, 15-12. However, the Marlins fired up a late rally to score 13 of the final 16 points and take the set, 25-18.
- The Marlins rode their momentum into the second set, tallying 11 of the first 14 points to take a commanding 11-3 lead. The Sea Gulls managed to cut their deficit to 16-11 but the Marlins scored nine of the final 13 points to take the set 25-15.
- Salisbury turned the tables in the third set, scoring 10 of the first 12 points to take a comfortable 10-2 lead. Another late push by the Marlins pulled the team ahead, 23-22, but the Sea Gulls managed to score the final three points to take the set, 25-23 and force a fourth.
- The fourth set looked to be a real battle from the beginning as the Marlins took a slight edge, 9-8. However, the wheels began to fall off for Salisbury from that point forward as Va. Wesleyan scored nine of the next 10 points to go up 18-9. A late push by the Sea Gulls got them back within six, but it wasn't enough as the Marlins closed the set, 25-18 to take the match, 3-1.
Salisbury vs. Averett
- Details and Individual stats from the Averett vs. Salisbury match were not immediately available.
MATCH ONE GAME NOTES
- Chloe Adam tallied a team-high 17 kills in the loss to the Marlins. The sophomore also contributed three digs in the match. Amanda Chew added nine kills while Hannah Sullivan contributed another seven.
- Hailey Dougherty lead all Sea Gulls with 19 digs, while Darian DiMatteo and Blair Pausic added nine apiece.
- Pausic led the team with 36 assists.
- Sullivan also recorded a team-high five blocks while Jenna Feinauer added another three.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Dougherty's 1,793 career digs puts her now solely in fourth-place all-time in program history.