Mustangs Split Pair of Five-Setters Saturday

Mustangs Split Pair of Five-Setters Saturday

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The Stevenson University women's volleyball team split a pair of five-set matches in a tri-match Saturday afternoon.  The Mustangs fell to York (Pa.) 3-2, then downed the host Seahawks by an identical score.

  • Set scores were 25-14, 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-9
  • Stevenson (11-8) led 23-18 in the fourth set before a 4-1 run by the Spartans (10-5) pulled them within two, 24-22.  A kill by Moriah Savage forced the fifth set.
  • In the fifth, the Mustangs trailed by one, 10-9, when York rattled off five straight points en route to the win.
  • York hit .209 as a team, including .500 in the deciding set, while the Mustangs hit .165 for the match.
  • Katie Leftridge led the Mustangs with 15 kills, while Savage hit .308 and added 12 kills.  Savage also had four blocks.
  • Junior Emily Castro handed out 23 assists and also had seven digs and six service aces.
  • Sarah Riggin and Darian Hileman posted 21 and 20 digs, respectively.
  • Chelsea Ireland recorded five blocks.

  • Set scores were 20-25, 25-23, 25-27, 25-16, 15-11.
  • The Seahawks (11-8) led 24-22 in the fourth set before back-to-back attack errors by St. Mary's tied things at 24.
  • An Ireland kill tied the set 25-25 before the hosts had back-to-back kills to take a 2-1 lead.
  • Stevenson clung to a 10-9 lead in the fifth set before four straight points put it up 14-9.  Back-to-back kills by Savage were sandwiched by a pair of Seahawk attack errors.
  • After a Mustang service error made it 14-10, a St. Mary's serving miscue closed out the match.
  • Stevenson hit .198 as a team, while the Seahawks hit .127.
  • Leftridge racked up 16 kills, while Savage totaled 13 to go along with five blocks.
  • Junior Victoria Prokic had seven blocks and six kills.
  • Ireland finished with 10 kills and four blocks.
  • Castro notched 24 assists and 11 digs, while Julie Nightwine added 19 assists and nine digs.
  • Emily Pellini had a team-high 22 digs, while Hileman added 11.

  • Stevenson is 3-3 in five-set matches this season.
  • The Mustangs' 10 service aces against St. Mary's are tied for the third-highest single match mark this season.
  • Castro had a total of nine service aces in two matches.  Her six against York matched the most by a Mustang this season.
  • Pellini's 22 digs are the fourth-highest single match total this season.
  • Prokic's seven blocks matched her and the team's season high this season.

  • Stevenson hosts Marymount (Va.) on Wednesday at 7 pm at Owings Mills Gymnasium.