Hawks Open CIAA Play with Pair of Victories
Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 MURFREESBORO- The Chowan University volleyball team opened CIAA play with a pair of victories on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks kicked-off the CIAA –Round Up with a 3-0 win over Saint Augustine's University and captured a five-set thriller over Fayetteville State University. Chowan moves to 5-5 on the season with the wins and look to build on a 2-0 CIAA mark with the victories.
In the opening match, the Hawks grabbed a 25-13 win over the Lady Falcons to grab the momentum early in the contest. Chowan earned 25-18 and 25-19 wins in sets two and three, respectively to secure the 3-0 match victory.
Suraya Chase led all players in the contest with 12 kills for Chowan. Courtney O'Keefe and Morgan Spencer each notched nine kills for the Chowan Blue and White while Karisa Patterson dished out 19 assists. Bailey Zavala recorded nine digs to aid the effort.
Olivia Porter paced Saint Augustine's with 11 kills in the setback. Shakera Hall added 10 kills with Meghan Mahon accounting for 19 assists and 14 digs.
The Hawks carried the momentum into the final contest of the day against Fayetteville State. Chowan grabbed a 25-19 win in set one before falling 25-18 in set two against the Lady Broncos. Fayetteville State picked up a 25-19 victory in set three to pull away 2-1 in the match, but the Hawks stormed back, earning 25-15 and 15-10 wins in sets four and five, respectively.
Chase notched a match-high 20 kills in the nightcap with Spencer grabbing 11 kills. Patterson handed out 31 assists while Zavala hauled in 25 digs. Chase and Spencer each added 11 digs in the victory.
Samira Luis paced Fayetteville state with 15 kills followed by Arlicia Ortiz with 14. Ortiz also notched a team-high 19 digs in the setback.
The Hawks conclude play at the CIAA Round-Up on Sunday as Chowan squares off against Shaw University. Match time is slated for 11am in the Helms Center.