DUE WEST, S.C. -- Seven different players tallied at least one kill as Belmont Abbey swept past Erskine 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-22) in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball action Saturday afternoon. The victory was the fourth straight for the Crusaders, their longest winning streak of the season, improving the record to 9-7 overall and 4-1 in league play. The Flying Fleet fall to 5-12, 3-3.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Mackenzie Chrapliwy and Andie Meredith both tallied eight kills, with Meredith errorless for a .471 hitting percentage. Lydia Sale and freshman Mckenzie Miller registered six kills each.
- Cassidy Bonito tallied 26 assists and seven digs, while serving three aces. Sarah Kenney had 13 digs.
- Belmont Abbey took control of the first set with a 9-2 run to break open a close 7-5 contest. The Crusaders hit .290 in the set.
- The Crusaders started the second set with the first eight points. The lead was 22-12 when Erskine tried to rally, closing to 24-18 before the closing point.
- The third set was the closest with The Abbey holding an 8-7 early lead. It tallied three straight for an 11-7 lead, then added four points in a row to stretch a 13-10 advantage to 17-10. Erskine cut the margin to two on three occasions but the Crusaders closed out the match 25-23.
- While travelling home from the match, Kenney received word she was elected 2018 Homecoming Queen. The announcement was made at halftime of the men's soccer game on campus.
- Belmont Abbey finished with a .224 to .130 hitting advantage.
- Belmont Abbey finishes its three-match road swing on Tuesday when it travels to Lees-McRae.The match was originally scheduled for September 15, but postponed by Hurricane Florence.