The Central Connecticut volleyball team won, 3-0, at St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday. The victory was head coach Linda Sagnelli's 300th career win at CCSU. Juniors Erin McDermott and Madelyn Kaprelyan each had a double-double in the win for the Blue Devils.
CCSU won by scores of 25-21, 25-19, 25-21, to 6-8 overall and remained unbeaten in Northeast Conference play at 3-0. St. Francis slipped to 5-11 overall and 1-2 in the league.
Central posted a .270 hitting percentage as a team while limiting the Terriers to a .121 percentage.
The Terriers led, 8-3, early in the first set before a run of four straight points for CCSU was capped by consecutive kills by Henderson to make it 10-10. Central would take the lead on an 8-1 run and a kill by Quirarte made it 18-14. Quirarte would serve three straight points to give CCSU a 24-18 lead. The Terriers would score three in a row, but an error would end the streak and give the opening game to the Blue Devils.
CCSU opened the second game 4-1 and would build the lead to 10-4. The Blue Devils led throughout the second game and took the game, 25-19, after a block by Quirarte and junior Gala Galabova.
St. Francis would go ahead 3-0 in the third set, but CCSU took the lead for good midway through the stanza. Central scored four straight points and an ace by Kaprelyan made it 19-14. SFC would get within 24-21 after a kill by Henderson set up match point, but a kill by Kaprelyan would end the match.
Central is back in action on Saturday when it faces LIU Brooklyn in a rematch of last season's Northeast Conference championship.