Volleyball gets back on track with Savannah sweep
Kirstin Fink was a presence off the bench, going a perfect 3-for-3 on kills with a block assist
Sept. 23, 2017

Final Stats

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The Hawks volleyball team rebounded Saturday (Sept. 23) with a sweep of the Savannah State Tigers (25-14, 25-21, 25-16) at the Tidewater Volleyball Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Maryland Eastern Shore improves to 12-5 this season.

In a stark contrast to Friday’s loss to North Carolina A&T, the Hawks committed only seven attack errors to hit .476 for the match, while holding the Tigers to a negative hitting percentage. The Hawks also outpaced the Tigers in assists, 35-22, and blocks nine to zero.

Sophomore Iva Vujosevic (Bar, Montenegro) led the match with 13 kills, earning a .579 hitting percentage along the way, and graduate student Mere Serea (Suva, Fiji) participated on six of the team’s nine blocks. Junior Carolina Machado (São Paulo, Brazil) assisted on 29 successful attacks, while fellow junior Lucia Babic (Sisak, Croatia) led in digs with seven.

Maryland Eastern Shore used a 6-0 run and a 5-0 run to swing the first set in their favor, then rallied from down 6-1 in set two to draw level at 9-9. Savannah State kept it close, but the Hawks took the lead for good with kills by Vujosevic and Babic at the 18-16 junction, ultimately winning by four.



They would ride the momentum into the third set, winning by nine and never conceding a lead to the Tigers. The Shore remains undefeated against Savannah State with today’s victory.

The Hawks battle South Carolina State at 4 p.m. to conclude their run at the MEAC North-South Challenge.  

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