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Seahawks Drop Heartbreaker to Sea Gulls

SALISBURY, Md. –  The St. Mary’s College of Maryland volleyball team (5-18,0-7) continued their season against the Salisbury University Sea Gulls (14-8, 3-4) in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon (Oct. 19). The Seahawks dropped the match 3-2. 

St. Mary’s College – 2, Salisbury University – 3

How It Happened

  • St. Mary’s College and Salisbury University went point for point in the first set until they reached and even 15-15. The two teams continued to trade punches all the way to 25-25. The Seahawks would go up 26-25 and from there Chanel Lucas slammed home the ball for a 27-25 first set win over the Sea Gulls. 
  • Salisbury jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the second set and never looked back as they took the set 25-17. 
  • The third set mirrored the second as the Sea Gulls jumped out to an early lead and comfortably won the third with a score of 25-15. 
  • The Seahawks came ready to play in the fourth set as both teams were tied early at 8-8. St. Mary’s College won six of the next eight points to take a 14-10 lead heading into a Salisbury timeout. Salisbury chipped away at the Seahawks lead until it was 19-18, in favor of the Seahawks. St. Mary’s College pulled away from the Sea Gulls and took the fourth set 25-22, bringing the match to an even 2-2 in sets. 
  • The fifth set proved to be the most dramatic as the lead would be exchanged several times until the score came to 13-13. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, Salisbury took the last two points for a 15-13 fifth set win. 

Inside the Box Score 

  • Ellyse Sutliff had a big day for the Seahawks as she recorded 18 kills with Erin Krauss right behind her with 13.
  • Katie Agate registered 45 assists to lead St. Mary’s College, which was a season-high for the junior. 
  • Nicole Kreutzinger led the Seahawks in digs with 16 and Lucas followed her with 13. 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 23 vs Christopher Newport University | 7:00 P.M. | Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center Arena 

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David M. Higgins II

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