Mustangs Bring Down Cabrini And Kean In Tri-Match

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson women's volleyball team swept their home tri-match on Saturday afternoon defeating Cabrini University 3-0 in the opener and Kean University 3-0 in the nightcap at Ownings Mills Gym.

  • Set scores were 26-24, 28-26, and 25-19.
  • After Stevenson (15-11) fell behind 1-0 on a Katrina Shelly kill the Mustangs never trailed again in the opening set as a service error by Emily Shannon made the score 24-18.
  • Cabrini (16-8) used a 6-0 run themselves to tie the score at 24-24 thanks to kills from Shelly, Marie Hamilton, and Steph Judkins.
  • A kill by junior Darian Hileman put the home side one point away from a 1-0 lead.  
  • On the ensuing point an assisted block by senior Moriah Savage and junior Victoria Prokic capped off the first.
  • In the second set with Stevenson down 11-6, a 5-1 push by the hosts aided by kills from junior Katie Leftridge and Savage tied the score 12-12.
  • Things continued to go back and forth in the frame with tie scores of 17-17, 18-18, 21-21, 24-24, 25-25 and 26-26.  The Mustangs finally wrapped the set up with kills by junior Caroline Dangel and senior Chelsea Ireland to take the second 28-26.
  • Then in the third after an early 5-5 draw Stevenson used kills from Ireland, Savage, Prokic and freshman Mackenzie Blevins to grab a 12-7 advantage.
  • From that point on the Mustangs would not trail again as the Cavaliers closed the gap to 20-19, but points by Ireland, Leftridge, and an ace for junior Julie Nightwine closed things out at 25-19.
  • Leftridge led the way with team-high 11 kills and 17 digs.
  • Blevins, Ireland, and Hileman each posted eight kills and combined for 13 digs.
  • Dangel handed out a match-high 20 assists, while Nightwine dished out 17.
  • The Mustangs hit .225 as a squad while the Cavaliers were at .090.

  • Set scores were 25-18, 25-18, and 25-22.
  • With the opening set tied at 4-4, Stevenson took control scoring seven in a row with a pair of kills for Hileman and an assisted block between Prokic and Savage to take an 11-4 lead.
  • The Mustangs kept Kean (15-11) at bay for the most part extending the edge to nine at 22-13 on yet another kill by Hileman.  
  • The Cougars closed the gap to five using a block from the combination of Cailyn Ross and Zoe Strozewski to bring the margin to 23-18. 
  • However kills by Blevins and Leftridge was enough to close the first 25-19.
  • In set number neither side was able to grab bigger than a four-point lead all the way up to 21-17 Stevenson.  
  • At that point the Mustangs offense took over scoring on four of the next five points with kills from Ireland, Hileman, and an ace by Dangel capping off the second at 25-18
  • With the score tied at 5-5 to open the third Stevenson went on a 7-1 spurt with kills by Savage, Hileman, Blevins, and Prokic to take a 12-6 lead.
  • Kean answered back with 9-2 run to snag a 15-14 advantage.  
  • The remainder of the set would see eight ties before the Mustangs would use a kill by Ireland and an ace from sophomore Sarah Riggin to end the match 25-22.
  • Leftridge led the way with nine kills and 12 digs.
  • Hileman added eight kills to go along with 14 digs.
  • Ireland, Savage and Blevins combined for 18 kills, six digs, and three blocks.
  • Nightwine paced the side with 19 assists while Dangel chipped in 15.
  • Both sides hit .171 with the Mustangs holding a 10-4 service ace advantage.

  • Leftridge's double-double in the opening match against Cabrini was her ninth of the season.
  • The ten aces in the second match was the fifth time this year the Mustangs recorded double-digit aces.
  • Stevenson has now won four straight matches.

Victoria Prokic caps a long rally in the first set against Kean with a kill.

  • The Mustangs return home on Tuesday, October 16 when they welcome Susquehanna University to Owings Mills Gym for a non-conference tilt beginning at 7 pm.