Bonito Earns All-Tournament Honors as Shark Invitational Concludes

Bonito Earns All-Tournament Honors as Shark Invitational Concludes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cassidy Bonito reached double figures in assists in both contest, but Belmont Abbey came up short in a pair matches at the Shark Invitational. The Crusaders fell 3-0 in both contests -- 25-14, 25-19, 25-18 to Valdosta State and 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 to host Nova Southeastern.

For her efforts, Bonito was named to the All-Tournament team follow play Saturday night.

THE OPENER

  • Bonito tallied 21 assists for the Crusaders
  • Paige Rawlins (17) and Hailey Ryan (13) each reached double figures in digs
  • Carie Jane Valentine hit .294 with a team-best seven kills
  • Valdosta State hit .306 compared to The Abbey's .050.

THE NIGHTCAP

  • Bonito registered 18 assists, five kills, six digs and three block assists
  • Andiel Meredith had seven kills with Mackenzie Chrapliwy adding six
  • Paige Rawlins reached double figures in digs with 11
  • Carie Jane Valentine hit .294 with a team-best seven kills
  • The hosts hit .302 compared to .096 for the Crusaders

UP NEXT

  • Belmont Abbey wraps up a nine-match stretch away from home to open the 20189 seaosn on Tuesday.
  • The Crusaders travel to Augusta on Tuesday before the home and Conference Carolinas openers against King Friday night