Hawks ruffle Peacock feathers in four set win
Babic's big day was the push the Hawks needed to earn their third straight victory, improving to 4-2 on the season
Sept. 2, 2017

Final Stats

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, New York — Junior Lucia Babic (Sisak, Croatia), senior Kirstin Fink (Tucson, Arizona) and junior Rachel Kayongo (Northridge, California) recorded double digits in kills as the Hawks won their third straight match with a 3-1 victory over Saint Peter’s in Brooklyn Saturday. The win improves Maryland Eastern Shore to 4-2 on the season.

Babic paved the way for the Hawks in the match, leading with 17 kills and seven aces while tying Fink with four blocks. Fink added 13 kills of her own, and Kayongo supplied 10 kills.  

Sophomore Ivana Blazevic (Zagreb, Croatia) and junior Carolina Machado (São Paulo, Brazil) split setting duties. Blazevic assisted on 23 kills combined with Machado’s 18.

The Shore hit .270 as a team—compared to Saint Peter’s percentage of .100—and outpaced the Peacocks in assists 48 to 26, and digs 44 to 35. Both teams supplied 12 aces and six blocks for their respective side.



The Hawks convincingly took the first set by nine, and the Peacocks countered with a seven point win in set two. Like the past few matches, the third set would prove crucial. Babic took control as the Hawks looked to go ahead, dominating the set with six aces and five kills. The aces came in two sets of three that provided a push to help the Hawks win set three, 25-19.

A back-and-forth fourth set was prepared to go to the wire, and Eastern Shore needed one final boost to win the match. That came in the form of Kayongo, who got the Hawks two points away with a pair of kills. After a Fink ace brought on match point, Blazevic and freshman Sola Okesanjo (Chicago, Illinois) teamed up on a block to seal the Hawks’ third straight win.

Maryland Eastern Shore concludes its run at the Terrier Invitational with a matchup against host St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.  

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