The Shore dominates Morgan State to stay perfect in MEAC
Carolina Machado earned her third double-double of the season with 26 assists and 11 digs as The Shore swept the season series from the Morgan State Bears
Nov. 3, 2017

Final Stats

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland – Maryland Eastern Shore’s volleyball team faced a tough challenge from Morgan State when they traveled to Baltimore three weeks ago, battling back to win in five sets. On Friday (Nov. 3) there was no need for any comeback as the Hawks dominated throughout, winning 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-19) at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

The Shore (23-7, 9-0 MEAC) inched one step closer to a Northern Division crown thanks to extraordinary efforts from juniors Rachel Kayongo (Northridge, California) and Carolina Machado (São Paulo, Brazil). Kayongo led the match with 12 kills and a .524 hitting percentage, while adding 10 digs for a double-double. Machado set for the Hawks, notching 26 assists with 11 digs.

Other top performers for the Hawks include sophomore Iva Vujosevic (Bar, Montenegro), who fell one kill shy of a double-double with a 10 dig, nine kill, and six ace evening. Freshman Sola Okesanjo (Chicago, Illinois) went 5-for-11 on the attack, and senior Alana Polk (Houston, Texas) earned a pair of blocks.



Morgan State (5-17, 4-5 MEAC) received a match high 12 digs from libero Jasmine Hubbard. Their loss—coupled with Coppin State’s victory over Delaware State—forces the Bears into a tie for fourth in the MEAC North with the Eagles.

The Hawks led in every statistical category, with an impressive .372 hitting percentage while holding the Bears to a .012 percentage. That brings the season opponent’s average to .146, which is among the best in the NCAA.

Maryland Eastern Shore led for the vast majority of the first two sets, building double digit leads in both. Morgan came to play in set three, leading by as many as four at the 18-14 mark, but an Okesanjo kill cut the deficit to two. That gave the serve to Vujosevic, who did not give it up. With Morgan unable to sideout The Shore rattled off the final eight points to earn the sweep.

Senior Day wraps up the home regular season slate this Sunday (Nov. 5), with a 1 p.m. first serve against Coppin State.  

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