Seahawks Fall to Knights in CAC Play

Photo Credit - Bill Wood | Ellyse Sutliff 21' & Nancy Slaughter 23'
Photo Credit - Bill Wood | Ellyse Sutliff 21' & Nancy Slaughter 23'

BUENA VISTA, Va. –  The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team (5-20,0-9 CAC) continued their season against the Southern Virginia University Knights (15-11, 4-6 CAC) in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup Tuesday evening (Oct. 29). The Seahawks dropped the match 3-0.

St. Mary's College - 0, Southern Virginia University - 3

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks started slow as Southern Virginia raced out to an early 6-1 lead. From there, the Seahawks won seven of the next nine points to tie the first set at 8-8. Southern Virginia used another large run to take a 17-10 lead before St. Mary's College once again battled back to 18-14 in favor of the Knights. This would be the closest the Seahawks would come the rest of the first set as they fell 25-19. 

  • The two teams traded points throughout the first half of the second set until St. Mary's College found themselves trailing the Knights 15-13. However, the Knights recaptured momentum with a 10-3 run for the 25-16 victory. 

  • St. Mary's College's slow start in the third would prove to be too much to overcome as they started the set down 16-5. They would win the second half of the third set but could not overcome the early deficit, falling 25-17.

Inside the Box Score 

  • Kyra Feinaeur led the Seahawks in kills as she recorded five with Erin Krauss and Chanel Lucas right behind her with four. Ellyse Sutliff is closing in on 200 kills on the year as she collected two more tonight to bring her year total to 197.

  • Katie Agate collected 12 assists to lead St. Mary's College for the night while Fatima Bouzid leads the team in assists on the year with 331.

  • Nicole Kreutzinger registered eight digs to lead the Seahawks defensively while Emily Benedict currently is fifth in the CAC with 3.81 digs per set. 

 Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 1 vs University of Mary Washington | 7:00 P.M. | Michael P. O'Brien Athletic and Recreation Center

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