Central Connecticut won its second straight Northeast Conference volleyball match, defeating Merrimack in straight sets on Friday at Hammel Court in North Andover, MA. . CCSU returns hoome to host St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday.
Score: CCSU 3, Merrimack 0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-16)
Records: CCSU (6-9, 2-1 NEC), MC (1-10, 0-4 NEC)
Location: Hammel Court (North Andover, MA)
"Today was a complete team effort as all 15 players got in the match," said head coach Linda Sagnelli. "We're happy to get this win under our belt and will now prepare for St. Francis tomorrow."
- Central trailed, 9-5, in the opening set but would respond with four straight points. CCSU would outscore the Warriors, 8-1, to close out the set and won the frame on an ace by junior Nicole Kramer.
- CCSU scored the first five points of the second set and would lead by as much as 21-8 in the frame. Senior Madelyn Kaprelyan would close the set out with an ace.
- The Blue Devils used a 5-1 surge midway through the third set to build a 16-10 lead and would go on to close out the match
NUMBER TO KNOW
.358 - CCSU had its best team attack percentage since hitting .429 in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 2, 2018.
- This was the first meeting between the schools since Merrimack announced its intentions to join the Northeast Conference.
- Senior Madelyn Kaprelyan was announced as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award on Thursday.
- CCSU won back-to-back matches for the first time in 2019 and has not dropped a set in either win.
- Kaprelyan led CCSU with nine kills to go with 11 assists, three blocks and two aces.
- Senior Morgan Woycik hit .714 in the match, recording five kills, while junior Emma Henderson had eight kills and hit .583.
- Senior Erin McDermott collected 17 assists.
Central returns home on Saturday to host St. Francis Brooklyn at 5:00 p.m.