Volleyball sweeps first half in Brooklyn against UMass Lowell
Mere Serea delivered nine blocks - at least two per set - as the Hawks swept the first day of their trip to Brooklyn
Sept. 1, 2017

Final Stats

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, New York — The Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball team swept their first half of the Terrier Invitational Friday, defeating UMass Lowell in four sets (17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-20) at the Genovesi Center in New York, after a five set win over NJIT earlier in the day.

With the victories The Shore improves to 3-2 on the season.

A trio of Hawks registered double digits in points for the match. Junior Rachel Kayongo (Northridge, California) supplied 10.5 points, nine of which came from kills. Fellow junior Lucia Babic (Sisak, Croatia) earned 15 points—with 13 of them coming via the kill—while also tallying 14 digs for a double-double. Sophomore Iva Vujosevic (Bar, Montenegro) added a team best 16.5 points with 11 kills, four aces and three block assists.

Other top performers include nine block assists from graduate student Mere Serea (Suva, Fiji), 17 digs from junior Maja Jankovic (Ruma, Serbia) and 28 assists from sophomore Ivana Blazevic (Zagreb, Croatia).



After UMass Lowell blazed out of the gate to win the first set by eight, The Shore fought back with a vengeance to win the second set by six and tie the match.

It would be the third set that would prove crucial. The River Hawks took the early edge, leading by as many as four at the 10-6 mark. Slowly and methodically Eastern Shore battled to level the score, taking the lead at the 17-16 point with a Babic kill. The Hawks would hang on the rest of the way, using a Vujosevic kill to finish off the set, 25-23.

The team would use the momentum gained in the third set to win the match, seizing the lead for good in at the midway junction of the fourth set.

Maryland Eastern Shore challenges Saint Peter’s at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and the host Saint Francis Brooklyn at 4:30 in the afternoon.

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