Mustangs Shake Off First Set Setback, Down Widener 3-1

Mustangs Shake Off First Set Setback, Down Widener 3-1

CHESTER, Pa. - The Stevenson University women's volleyball team shook off a slow start to take a 3-1 MAC Commonwealth victory at Widener Tuesday evening at the Schwartz Center.  Set scores were 21-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-22.

  • There were eight ties before Widener (13-13, 3-2 MAC Commonwealth) used a 7-2 run to go up 18-13 on a Mustang attack error.
  • Stevenson (12-11, 6-0 MAC Commonwealth) countered with a 6-2 spurt of its own and a kill by freshman Mackenzie Blevins pulled the Mustangs within one, 20-19.
  • Up one, the Pride closed the set with four of the final five points and a Nicole Dorman kill gave the hosts a 1-0 lead.

  • Leading 12-10, Stevenson used a 10-1 run to go up 22-11.  Junior Darian Hileman had a pair of service aces and a kill during the run while senior Chelsea Ireland had two kills.
  • Up 23-14, back-to-back kills by juniors Victoria Prokic and Katie Leftridge closed out the set.
  • Stevenson hit .286 in the frame, while Widener had seven kills and seven attack errors.

  • Widener jumped out to a 10-4 lead before six straight Mustang points tied the set 10-10.
  • Down 19-18, Stevenson used four straight points, including a pair of Leftridge kills, to go up 22-19.
  • The Pride cut Stevenson's lead to one twice, the last at 24-23, but a service error put the visitors up 2-1.

  • A 6-1 run by Stevenson put it up 14-10 on a kill by junior setter Caroline Dangel.
  • Stevenson extended its lead to 23-17 before Widener stormed back with four straight points to pull within two, 23-21.
  • Blevins halted the Pride run with a kill, and after another Widener point, a service error by the hosts ended the match.

  • The Mustangs improved to 54-0 all-time in MAC Commonwealth regular season play.
  • Stevenson hit .137 for the match while Widener hit at an .077 clip.
  • Leftridge led the Mustangs with 16 kills, nine digs and five blocks.
  • Prokic hit .364 and had six kills and four blocks.
  • Hileman and Blevins each had eight kills, with Hileman posting 15 digs.
  • Sarah Riggin had a team-high 22 digs.
  • Dangel recorded 19 assists, while junior Emily Castro posted 20.
  • Leftridge has posted double-digit kills in five of the last six matches.
  • Widener's .077 hitting percentage is the lowest for a Mustang opponent since Washington College hit .010 on September 22.

  • Stevenson is back in action Wednesday night, hosting Frostburg State in a 6:00 non-conference contest at Owings Mills Gymnasium.