Copyright 2016; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of Shaw dishing out one of her 13 assists against Goldey-Beacom.
NEWARK, Del. - - Goldey-Beacom's Lindsay Przywara's 23 kills carried the visitors past the Wilmington University volleyball team, 3-0, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division action on Wednesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
Set scores for the match were 25-18, 25-24, and 26-14.
For the first time since the 2006 season, the Wildcats (7-14, 4-8 CACC) lost both regular season matches to the Lightning (7-10, 4-8 CACC). It is also the first time since that season the Lighting swept the Wildcats in a match. The Lightning also defeated the Wildcats in five sets in the CACC Tournament that season, making it a clean, 3-0, sweep for the 2006 season.
The Lightning freshman stole the show on Wednesday night, collecting 23 kills on 49 swings, while only committing one error for a .449 attack percentage. Ten of her kills came in the third and deciding set while she also collected the matching ending service ace. She finished with a double-double for the Lightning, collecting 14 digs as well.
The Wildcats led as late at 16-15 in the first set before the Lightning used a 6-0 run to gain control of the set. The Wildcats closed to within 22-18, but the Lightning scored the final three points to take the first set.
The Wildcats went on a 5-0 run on Megan Ward's service to tie the second set at 18-18 before the Lightning went on a 4-1 run of their own for a 22-19 lead. Addalyn Flores picked up an ace before Rebecca Rawlinson put down a kill to tie the set once again, 22-22. Rawlinson brought the Wildcats to within 24-23 with another kill but the Lightning gained a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-23 second set win.
The Lightning jumped out to an early lead in the third set before the Wildcats used a 6-2 run to get to within 13-12. The teams traded small runs in the score but the Lightning continued to lead late, 23-20. Ward and Emma Kongevold put down back-to-back kills while Jill Braunsberg and Allison Briley saved a pair of match points with back-to-back kills, tying the game at 24. But an attack error and an ace ended the third set, 26-24, and the match, 3-0, in favor of the Lightning.
Briley finished with a team high nine kills and 16 digs while Ward added seven kills on 18 swings. Rawlinson chimed in with six kills on 11 swings while Eile Harris added five kills on 14 attempts. Braunsberg dished out 17 assists while Miranda Shaw added 13 helpers. Flores chipped in with 12 digs while Jenna Brown finished with 10.
The Wildcats remain at home this weekend as they host Nyack in another CACC contest at the WU Athletics Complex. First serve is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.