NEWPORT, R.I. - Sophomore Jennifer Duggan (Merrimack, N.H.) recorded a game-high seven kills in just two sets, as the Salve Regina University women's volleyball team swept Curry (25-11, 25-21, 25-13) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) match at the Rodgers Recreation Center on Tuesday night. With the win, the Seahawks even their overall mark at 5-5 while also improving to 2-0 during CCC play. The Colonels slip to 7-3 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.
The Colonels were led by sophomore Courtney DiBiasio (Coventry, R.I.) who paced the team in both kills (6) and digs (11). Sophomore Christina Wallis (Peabody, Mass.) and freshman Brittany Lynch (Randolph, Mass.) each chipped in with five kills, while sophomore Hannah Robinson (Cumberland, R.I.) dished-out a team-high 13 assists.
Duggan collected seven kills on just 12 attacks, recording a .500 attack percentage in the win. Sophomore Erin McGloin (West Islip, N.Y.) contributed in several categories, compiling five kills, two blocks, and a pair of aces, while fellow sophomore Taylor Violet (Tiverton, R.I.) led all players with 29 assists and three aces. Sophomore Tara Kuck (Huntington Station, N.Y.) added six kills on 13 attacks, while senior Megan Clancy (Chelmsford, Mass.) compiled a team-best nine digs.
The two teams battled to a 6-6 tie in the opening set when the Seahawks erupted to go on a 14-2 run, opening up a commanding 20-8 advantage before holding on to take the frame by a score of 25-11. Duggan recorded five kills on her first seven attacks to help lead the Seahawks to victory.
The Colonels took an early 5-2 lead in the second set, however, the Seahawks rallied back to take 15 of the next 17 points for a 17-7 edge. Curry managed to withstand the charge and responded with 14-6 run of their own, closing the Salve Regina lead to 23-21. The Seahawks countered to take the next two points, including a kill by Kuck on set point to earn the frame, 25-23. Kuck and junior Jackie Cinquimani (East Islip, N.Y.) both stood out for the Seahawks, collecting four kills apiece in the middle set.
The two teams were knotted at 7-all in the third set when the Seahawks took command with a 13-3 run, opening up a 20-10 advantage in the proccess before holding on for a 25-13 win.
The Colonels will return to the court on Monday, facing Mitchell on the road at 6 p.m., while the Seahawks host Clark in a non-conference matchup Thursday at 7 p.m. (Match recap courtesy of Salve Regina Sports Information)