The Central Connecticut won its fifth straight match, downing St. Francis Brooklyn 3-1 on Saturday at the Genovesi Center in Brooklyn, NY. Senior Madelyn Kaprelyan posted a triple-double and four other Blue Devils added a double-double in the win. Central plays at first-place Robert Morris on Friday.
Score: CCSU 3, St. Francis Brooklyn 1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19)
Records: CCSU (12-12, 8-4 NEC), SFBK (12-16, 5-8 NEC)
Location: Genovesi Center (Brooklyn, NY)
"After losing a close first set we managed to settle down and play a more controlled, aggressive style of volleyball. Our passers in serve receive had a solid night and kept us in system a good percentage of the time," said head coach Linda Sagnelli.
- CCSU took an early 6-3 lead after scoring six straight. SFBK would go ahead late, 23-21, after five unanswered points. After the Blue Devils tied the set, the Terriers scored the final points of the set.
- Central scored the first three points of the second set and never trailed. A 4-0 run would extend the lead to 20-13 and CCSU went on to win the set, 25-18.
- The Terriers led, 10-6 in the third set, but CCSU would rally to tie it at 11-11. The Blue Devils would take control with seven straight points and outscored SFBK, 10-1, to close the set.
- Central outscored the Terriers, 6-1, midway through the fourth set to build a 15-9 lead and would go on to win the match.
NUMBER TO KNOW
4 - Kaprelyan posted her fourth triple-double of the year. She entered the weekend ranked 6th nationally in the category.
- CCSU has won eight straight matches against the Terriers.
- Kaprelyan had a triple-double with 16 kills, 18 assists, and 13 assists.
- Junior Emma Henderson posted her 11th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 20 digs.
- Junior Samantha McCreath had her fifth double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs.
- Senior Erin McDermott had her sixth double-double of the year with 25 assists and 16 digs.
- Junior Ashlyn Eisenga posted her first double-double with a season-high 13 assists and 33 digs.
- Junior Nicole Kramer had a team-high four blocks.
Central plays at first-place Robert Morris on Friday, Nov. 8.