Volleyball Begins Year in Virginia Beach

Photo Credit - Bill Wood
Photo Credit - Bill Wood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland Volleyball (0-2, 0-0) team began their 2019-20 campaign Friday afternoon as they took on Pitt-Bradford (1-1, 0-0) and later would face host, Virginia Wesleyan College (2-0, 0-0) in the Virginia Wesleyan Tournament.

St. Mary's 1, Pitt-Bradford 3

  • The first set was tight and was tied as late as 16-16 and eventually trailing 18-19 going deeper into the set. Pitt-Bradford ultimately pulled away in the final five points winning 25-20.

  • The Seahawks cruised to a 25-14 win in the third set but unfortunately would drop the fourth and the match to Pitt-Bradford. 

  • Senior Emily Benedict led the Seahawks with sixteen total digs.

  • Katie Agate was second on the team in digs during the match with ten total.

  • Junior Ellyse Sutliff had ten kills against Pitt-Bradford which led the team.   

  •  First year Alessia Regazzoni was second on the team with seven total kills.

St. Mary's 0, Virginia Wesleyan 3

  • The Seahawks would be in the lead in the third set with the score 10-9 but the Marlins went on an eight point streak to take the lead to 17-10 before Regazzoni ended the run with a kill. Virginia Wesleyan never looked back and would go on to take the set and the match. 

  • Sutliff and Regazzoni once again led the team in kills as Sutliff had eight and Regazzoni came up with six. 

  • Sutliff also was tied for the lead in digs with eight and Benedict also had eight. 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Aug. 31 as the Seahawks will conclude the Virginia Wesleyan tournament by taking on Wesley College at 12:00 P.M. and then will follow with a match against Randolph-Macon College at 2:00 P.M. 

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