Marian women’s volleyball ends homestand with sweep of Alverno

October 9, 2019

Marian University women’s volleyball (5-14, 2-5 NACC) ended a six-match homestand defeating Alverno in straight sets with scores of 25-20, 25-17, and 25-20.

The opener was tight for most of the set with Marian taking a 13-9 lead before the Inferno scored five-straight points to go ahead 15-13.  Marian eventually tied the set at 18-18 before closing out the set with a 7-2 run to take the first set.  The Sabres were able to start the second set fast taking a 6-2 lead that eventually was built out to 20-10.  The Inferno would manage to cut their deficit down to six but Marian was able to cruise to a 2-0 lead.  Similarly to the first set, the third set was tight to begin with Marian pulling away late.  Alverno opened with a slight 15-14 advantage before Marian went on a 9-2 run to go ahead 21-16.  This allowed the Sabres to cruise to the sweep, their first straight-sets victory this season.

The Sabre defense was dominant all match long holding the Inferno to a -.049 hitting percentage.  Sophomore Hannah Walther led the Sabres at the net recording a solo block to go with eight assisted blocks.  Senior Jenna Skroski had a match-high 15 digs, while junior Sara Komosa had 14 digs as part of a double-double with 10 kills.

Freshman Aspyn Krygiel had 12 assists on the night, senior Amber Yahr added 11 assists with six digs and four kills.

Marian hits the road for the first time in nearly a month traveling to Dominican Friday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. first serve.