|Marissa Every||Julia Crilly|
|Jenell McFadden||Michaela McCrudden|
READING, Pa.—The University of Scranton volleyball team
reached the 20-win plateau for the first time since 2008, thanks to
the efforts of sophomore Julia Crilly (Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute)
and seniors Jenell McFadden (Springfield, Pa./Merion Mercy
Academy) and Marissa Every (East Norriton, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph
Academy) Tuesday evening.
Crilly finished with 21 kills and 27 digs, McFadden had 18 kills and 16 digs, and Every finished with 41 digs, including the 2000th of her career, as the Royals overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Penn State-Berks, 3-1. The win was the third straight for Scranton, now 20-12.
Scranton also received 17 digs and four service aces from junior Michaela McCrudden (Fort Washington, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) and a combined 47 assists from senior setters Juli Woods (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) and Emily Keim (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty).
Every is now the first player in Scranton history to record 2000 digs in a career. After tonight’s effort, Every’s Royal all-time record for most digs is now 2040.
The Royals will play their final two regular-season matches this Saturday, October 27, against Gallaudet University and Lebanon Valley College in Washington, DC.
Following this Saturday matches, Scranton will take on fourth-seeded Susquehanna University in the quarterfinals of the Landmark Conference tournament on Wednesday, October 31, at the Houts Gymnasium in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, beginning at 7:00 p.m.