Volleyball Rallies by LIU in Five Sets

Volleyball Rallies by LIU in Five Sets

The Central Connecticut volleyball team won a thrilling five-set match at LIU on Friday night at the Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY. Seniors Madelyn Kaprelyan and Erin McDermott and junior Emma Henderson each had double-doubles for the Blue Devils in the win. CCSU travels to Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: CCSU 3, LIU 2 (13-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-8, 21-19)
Records: CCSU (9-12, 5-4 NEC), LIU (7-14, 6-3 NEC)
Location: Steinberg Wellness Center (Brooklyn, NY)

COACH QUOTE

"I am so proud of how the team fought tonight. They played so aggressively and believed in themselves. True team effort," head coach Linda Sagnelli  

KEY MOMENTS 

  • LIU pulled away in the opening set, outscoring Central, 9-1 to close out the set.
  • CCSU scored seven straight to erase a 13-11 deficit in set two and the Blue Devils would go on to tie the match.
  • The Sharks took the third set, 25-19, before CCSU took control in the fourth set. Central scored six straight to take a 12-5 lead and then closed the frame outscoring LIU, 11-1.
  • In the fifth set, the Blue Devils held a 14-11 lead before LIU scored three straight to extend the match. The teams went back-and-forth before Kaprelyan and junior Samantha McCreath had back-to-back kills to win the match.

NUMBER TO KNOW

88 - Central had a season-high in digs, surpassing 80 digs in a match for the second straight contest.

NOTES 

  • CCSU is 5-29 against LIU since 2001, but the Blue Devils have won two out of the last three meetings.
  • Kaprelyan (17 kills, 18 assists) has posted double-doubles in five straight matches and just missed a triple-double with nine digs.
  • Henderson notcher her ninth double-double with 16 kills and 15 digs.
  • Senior Erin McDermott had a team-high 31 assists and 17 digs for her fifth double-double of the year.
  • Junior Ashlyn Eisenga had 28 digs, while McCreath added 14 digs.

UP NEXT
Central travels to Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday.

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