October 19, 2013

Eagles Defeat St. Mary's (Md.), 3-0, on Saturday

Fredericksburg, Va.—The University of Mary Washington women's volleyball team defeated St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday afternoon, . The Eagles improve to (13-8, 3-1 CAC) on the year.

The Eagles and Seahawks exchanged points to open up game one. UMW put together a 3-0 run to make the score 14-11 in favor of the Eagles. They extended that lead to 17-13, forcing a Seahawk timeout. St. Mary's fought back, but the Eagles won game one 25-20, ending on a Kayla Crawford kill.

Game two saw the Eagles jump out to an early 7-2 lead. They extended the lead to 11-4 before the Seahawks closed the gap. They forced a UMW timeout after closing the gap to 17-15. Following the timeout, the Eagles went on a mini 3-0 to force a Seahawk timeout at 20-15. UMW closed the game winning 25-17.

The Eagles and Seahawks started out game three like game one, back and forth. UMW took a 15-10 lead using a 5-0 run to fuel it. They extended the lead to 18-12 forcing a Seahawk timeout. The Eagles closed out the game and the match, winning 25-15.

The Eagles were led by Emma Murphy, who had 10 kills and three service aces. Emma Olson led the team with 26 assists.

The Eagles return to action on Wednesday, October 23rd. The team travels to Wesley for a match beginning at 7:00 p.m.