Hawks sweep Colonials to resume winning ways
Iva Vujosevic led the Hawks in kills and digs as The Shore swept George Washington
Sept. 19, 2017

Final Stats

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball rallied from a slow start to force extra play in the first set of Tuesday’s (Sept. 19) match against George Washington. They would win that set, and then used the momentum to sweep the Colonials (27-25, 25-19, 25-15) at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington.

The Hawks have improved to 11-4 on the season, and have won four out of five dating back to Friday.

Sophomore Iva Vujosevic (Bar, Montenegro) earned her fifth double-double of the season— the first in three sets—with 12 kills and 12 digs. Junior Rachel Kayongo (Northridge, California) earned double digit kills with 10, and junior Maja Jankovic (Ruma, Serbia) earned doubled digit digs with 11.

The Shore managed 38 kills for the match, with sophomore Ivana Blazevic (Zagreb, Croatia) assisting on 29 of them—just below 10 per set. Graduate student Mere Serea (Suva, Fiji) and senior Alana Polk (Houston, Texas) helped out with three block assists each.


 

 

In the first set the Hawks had to overcome a staunch Colonials defense that held the team to a negative hitting percentage early one. Countering with a nice defensive presence of their own, The Shore stayed within a few points until the later stages of the first set, when kills by Kayongo and Polk forced the score up to 25-25. Two Colonial attack errors sealed the win for the Hawks.

Aside from some deficits in the first few volleys, Maryland Eastern Shore did not look back after toughing out the first set victory. The Hawks seized the lead early in both sets two and three, ultimately cruising towards the win.

This is the second all-time victory for The Shore over George Washington, and the team avenged a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Colonials last season.

Next up for the Hawks is the MEAC North-South Challenge this weekend in Hampton Roads.  

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