Volleyball sweeps Centenary in first CSAC match

The Lady Cavs celebrate their sweep on Centernary College in a CSAC match on Saturday, Sept. 22. (Melizza Khan / Staff Photographer)

The Cavaliers volleyball team kicked off Cabrini’s Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 22 with a 3-0 sweep in straight sets against Centenary College.

With the Lady Cavs first game and win, in the CSAC division, they extended their winning streak to six games.

After losing the first four points in the first set, the Lady Cavs took control, spreading the attack out with six different players with a kill in the first set.

Senior Danielle Carrozza led the attack with four kills in addition to three service aces by freshman Cassidy Koenig, propelling the Lady Cavs to a 25-18 victory in the first set.

In the second set, the Cyclones stayed within five points of Cabrini until the score reached 13-9. From there, the Lady Cavs pulled away outscoring Centenary 12-6  to win the set, 25-15. Koenig racked up 12 assists in the set and finished with 29 assists on the day.

The Lady Cavs controlled the lead through most of the set, the Cyclones looked to produce a comeback in the third set, leading the Cavaliers 22-19 at one point.

But the Lady Cavs fought back, getting two straight points with a kill from sophomore Molly Fox and service ace from Meg Ryan.

The Cyclones answered with a kill by senior Kelli McMenamin to make it 23-21 in favor of the Cyclones. But the Lady Cavs responded with four consecutive kills, three in a row by Carrozza who finished the day with a season-high 14 kills, which closed the set and match with a third set score of 25-23.

The Lady Cavs improve to 8-4 on the season, and will look to  defend their winning streak on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 7 p.m. on the road, against another CSAC opponent, Immaculata University. Their next home match is on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the Lady Cavs host Baptist Bible College at 12 p.m.

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