Volleyball breaks even with win over Eastern

By Mel Barracato, Staff Writer

Susquehanna women’s volleyball bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Johns Hopkins to claim a 3-1 victory against Eastern University this past Saturday after- noon this past weekend at home in Selinsgrove. The tri-match featured three very competitive teams and all-around well fought battles in every match.

The River Hawks dropped three consecutive sets to opponent Johns Hopkins (9-2) in their first game of the tournament, with set scores of 25-23, 25-20, and 25-18.

In that match senior Morgan Lowe led the team with 13 kills and 9 digs while sophomore Hannah Lyons had 11 kills. Freshman Sydney Portale had 10 kills and sophomore Caroline Beohm added 9 digs. Freshman Helen Forman gave out 34 assists and junior Tara Mahoney added 4 blocks.

The match against Eastern was a different story as the River Hawks, after having dropped the first set to the Eagles, rallied to win the next three sets and take home the win.

The first match had Eastern with a total of 16 kills to Susquehanna’s 12, but the River Hawks then outplayed them in the next three sets.

Once again, Lowe led the team this time with 16 kills and 14 digs for a grand total of 29 kills and also added 23 digs on the weekend.

Lyons was right behind with 12 kills and 7 blocks and Portale added 9 kills of her own as well as 5 blocks. Forman led with

37 assists and also had 7 digs. Sophomore Kasey Bost had 12 digs and freshman Lizzie Herestofa contributed 10 digs of her own in the match.

On Tuesday, the Volleyball team also played a conference match against conference power Muhlenberg where they dropped a 3-1 loss.

The Mules won the first two sets with the same score of 25- 17, but the River Hawks managed to recover and take the third set from the Mules 25-17.

The fourth set went back and forth between the two teams, but eventually Muhlenberg was able to close out the match thanks to two kills for a 25-22 set win to win the match 3-1.

Maggie Enestvedt led the Mules in kills with 24, while Lyons led the River Hawks with 13 of her own.

Beohm led the match with 23 digs while Tara Register led the Mules with 13.

The River Hawks begin conference play this weekend in a tri-match held at Scranton where they will face Catholic and Goucher.

The Cardinals currently sit at 10-8 overall but have yet to play a conference match. Their last match was a 3-0 loss to Centential Conference member McDaniel.

Goucher on the other hand have struggled this season as they sit at a 3-10 and have yet to play a conference match as well. The team comes into the tri-match on a two-game losing streak with losses to Shenandoah and Marymount.

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