CUA sweeps first two matches of round robin play

CUA sweeps first two matches of round robin play

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – CUA improved to 4-1 in the Landmark Conference with a pair of wins on Saturday.  The Cardinals downed round robin host Merchant Marine in the opener 3-0 before taking down Scranton by the same 3-0 score in the second match.  CUA is now 15-11 on the season.

In the opening match, CUA downed the host Mariners by scores of 25-17, 29-27 and 25-21 for its third conference victory of the season.  Michaela Carroll handed out a team-leading 34 assists, while Claudia Jean totaled ten kills and 14 digs.  Kristina Purcell added 19 digs and Katie Chefalas chipped in with a big performance, totaling 11 kills and nine digs.

Molly Owens added six kills for the Cardinals and Tess O'Leary eight, while Owens led the team with three aces.

Ana Fuschetto led Merchant Marine with 17 digs and Kelly Hodges was the leader with nine kills.  The Mariners' leader in assists was Jenna Palaschak with 24.

Later in the day CUA moved into a second place tie in the conference with a 3-0 win over Scranton.  Carroll handed out 27 assists to go along with five digs and Purcell totaled 13 digs.  Jean just missed a double-double with 13 digs and nine kills, while Chefalas led the Cardinals with 12 kills and also aded four digs.

The Royals were led by Jenell McFadden with 14 digs and Katie Newman and Julia Kropf with seven kills apiece.  Juli Woods was the team leader with eight assists. 

The Cardinals are now tied with Susquehanna as both schools sit at 4-1 after five league matches. 

CUA will close out action at the round robin on Sunday when the Cardinals take on Juniata in an 11 AM match.  Following Sunday's action the Landmark Conference playoff field will be set.