The Shore sweeps William & Mary for sixth straight win
Ivana Blazevic contributed 38 assists over three sets and converted over 40 percent of her attacks as the Hawks won their sixth in a row
Sept. 9, 2017

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WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball continued their winning streak that dates back to September 1st with a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-21, 25-16) of the William & Mary Tribe Saturday at the Demon Deacon Invitational in North Carolina. The victory is the sixth straight for the Hawks, who improve to 7-2 on the season.

The Shore hit .322 as a team—compared to .190 for the Tribe—and they outpaced William & Mary in assists 43 to 36, digs 56 to 52, blocks seven to four, and aces five to zero. Their .322 hitting percentage is the second best in a match so far this season.

Sophomore Ivana Blazevic (Zagreb, Croatia) nearly averaged 13 assists per set with a total of 38 for the match. Other stat leaders for the Hawks include 14 kills from sophomore Iva Vujosevic (Bar, Montenegro), five block participations—including two solos—from graduate student Mere Serea (Suva, Fiji), 17 digs from junior Maja Jankovic (Ruma, Serbia) and a pair of aces from senior Alana Polk (Houston, Texas).

On the attack, Blazevic, Serea and freshman Sola Okesanjo (Chicago, Illinois) earned hitting percentages greater than .400.

Aside from a few temporary moments, Maryland Eastern Shore held the advantage for the entire match. The Hawks took the lead for good with their 12th point in the first set, the 16th point of the second set and after just the fourth point of the third and final set, using a 5-0 run to seal the victory.

The win is the Hawks’ first ever against William & Mary in volleyball.

With a win over host Wake Forest tonight The Shore will be crowned champions for a second consecutive weekend. That match will begin at 7:30 p.m. this evening.   


 

 

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