DANBURY, Conn. – The 16th-ranked Wesleyan volleyball team extended its win streak to six on Saturday as the Cardinals swept the host-school, Western Connecticut State, as well as Morrisville State in Feldman Arena.
The Cardinals are now 6-0 on the year and have not lost a set. In their first match on Saturday, they defeated Western Conn. State by scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-14, and followed up with a 3-0 win by marks of 25-14, 25-15, 25-19 over Morrisville State.
MATCH 1 HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Cardinals totaled 11 kills in the first set, 12 in the second, and 13 in the third while hitting .253 as a team.
- Harper Graves led the squad with nine kills and a .308 clip, while Mia Jago and Chloe Mauceri each totaled six. Mauceri also registered a .556 hitting percentage and Brina Kuslak was a perfect 3-for-3 on attacks in two sets. Grace Dennis led the team with 17 assists, while also recording 10 digs, and Grace Rose dished out 12 assists. Phia Bellizzi led the squad with 18 digs and Olivia Guidotti added 10. Jago totaled a team-high three block assists.
- Western Conn. State was led by Nicolina Chenard's eight kills and Abbi Debes' seven. Rory McMaster dished out 23 assists and Victoria Alomar totaled 13 digs.
MATCH 2 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Wesleyan recorded at least 11 kills in each set once again and hit .237 as a team. The Cardinals totaled 13 kills in the first set while hitting 11 and 12 in the second and third, respectively. They also recorded just one error in each of the last two sets.
- Jago led the team with nine kills and zero errors for a .450 hitting percentage. Bella Ahearn totaled eight without committing an error, and Graves totaled six. Sarah Brown dished out 26 assists to lead the team, while Bellizzi notched 20 digs and Guidotti recorded 16.
- Kirsten Florio and Megyan Merrill led Morrisville State with 10 kills each, while Florio registered a .438 attack clip. Hannah Taylor dished out 24 assists, while Sam Wolf totaled 26 digs and Merrill added 10.
- Wesleyan is back in action next weekend as it opens its NESCAC schedule. The Cardinals host Bowdoin on Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. and Tufts on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.