Volleyball Hands Salve Regina 3-0 Sweep

Volleyball Hands Salve Regina 3-0 Sweep

SCORE: Wheaton 3 – Salve Regina 0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21)

RECORDS: Wheaton (8-2, 1-0 NEWMAC) – Salve Regina (4-4, 0-0 Commonwealth Coast)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Emerson Gymnasium)  

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Julia Palomba reached her career-high 11 kills again, while junior Claire Cansler recorded eight. Annie Donohue led the Seahawks with 7. 
  • Becca Houghton led the court with 26 assists and Stephanie Martin did the same in the digs category with 14. Maggie Shafer and Cathryn MacGregor tallied 10 and 8 digs, respectively. 
  • Defensively, Salve's Donohue led all players with four blocks. Cameron Mercer and Casey Dinga each recorded three. 
  • The first set was close a close one, as neither team led by more than three at any point. Wheaton took the set, 25-23 after trailing 22-20. 
  • They Lyons controlled the pace of the second set, maintaining a 4 point cushion from early on and leading by as many as 7 points at 21-14. Salve chipped away for a bit, eventually getting up to 19-22, but Wheaton took that win on a Seahawks service error. 
  • Set three saw a firy start for Salve Regina, as they led the Lyons until 8-6. That would be their last lead of the evening, however, and Wheaton would take the set, 25-21. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .136 - Salve Regina .120
  • Service aces: Wheaton 10 - Salve Regina 2
  • Digs: Wheaton 47 - Salve Regina 42
  • Block solos: Wheaton 1 - Salve Regina 0
  • Block assists: Wheaton 8 - Salve Regina 8

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to Emerson Gymnasium for an 11:00 a.m. contest against Bridgewater State University on Saturday, Sept. 16. VIDEO / LIVE STATS