CUA volleyball splits two matches on final day of EMU Invite

CUA volleyball splits two matches on final day of EMU Invite

HARRISONBURG, Va. – After sweeping two matches at the EMU Invite on Friday, the CUA volleyball team split a pair on Saturday as the Cardinals defeated Mary Baldwin in straight sets before falling to Mary Washington in five tough sets.  Following Saturday’s action CUA sits at 3-1 on the season.

CUA made quick work of Mary Baldwin as it downed the Fighting Squirrels 25-14, 25-8 and 25-14.  Kristina Purcell led the Cardinals with 23 digs and eight aces, while Ines Zanotti totaled 17 assists.   

In the nightcap the Cardinals and Eagles went back and forth with CUA taking the first set 25-12 and Mary Washington taking the second set 25-23.  The Eagles then went up 2-1 with a 27-25 victory in set number three but CUA came back and earned a 25-20 victory in the fourth set.  Mary Washington eventually outlasted CUA and took the fifth and final set 15-10.

Claudia Jean was everywhere in the match, notching a double-double with 25 digs and 15 kills.  Kristina Purcell registered 13 digs and Michaela Carroll totaled 30 assists for CUA, while Molly Owens added six kills and three digs.

Following the day’s action CUA’s Jean and Kristina Purcell were named to the All-Tournament Team.

CUA will return to action on Tuesday, September 7 when the Cardinals make the short trip to the University of the District of Columbia for a 7:00 match.