Wesleyan Sweeps Western Connecticut State, 3-0

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

DANBURY, Conn. – In an away match against Western Connecticut State Thursday night, the Wesleyan University volleyball team swept its competition by scores of 25-14, 25-7, 25-14. The Cardinals won their fifth-consecutive game and are now 13-1 overall, while the Colonials fall to 4-14 on the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Though the match began with a kill from Western Connecticut State's Kamari King, Wesleyan powered ahead with five-straight points capped off by a kill from Stasie Litinsky '20, which was assisted by Phia Bellizzi '21. The momentum remained in the Cardinals' favor from that point on as they cruised to victory. Madeleine Lundberg '19 hit the winning kill off an assist from Kaira Muraoka-Robertson '20.
  • Wesleyan opened the second set with another 5-0 run, which began with a kill from Mia Hogan '20. The Cardinals never looked back and won the game by a commanding 18 points.
  • Building off their momentum from the second set, the Cardinals rattled off eight-consecutive points to start the third game. During the streak, both Lundberg and Sarah Swenson '18 recorded two kills, while Grace Rose '21 dished out three assists. Wesleyan went on to win the set, 25-14, to seal the victory. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Swenson led Wesleyan with 10 kills on 20 attempts, without committing an error, for a .500 hitting percentage. Bellizzi totaled five assists and a match-high 16 digs, while Rose led the Cardinals in assists, racking up 14. Nicole Hilton '20 and Emma Robin '20 each had one solo block, and Hilton added a block assist as well.
  • For the Colonials, King led the team with seven kills and eight digs, while teammate Skerritt totaled a match-high 18 assists. Jenna Pisano led the team in digs, racking up 10.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals face off against the Union College Dutchmen tomorrow, Oct. 6 (8 p.m.) at the Viniar Athletic Center in Schenectady, N.Y.
Cardinals Blank Colby, 3-0
October 13, 2017 Cardinals Blank Colby, 3-0
Volleyball 2017 Season Preview
September 6, 2017 Volleyball 2017 Season Preview