The University of Scranton volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 victory over King’s College behind the strong play of sophomore outside hitter Julia Crilly (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) and senior outside hitter Jenell McFadden (Springfield, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) on Tuesday evening in the John Long Center.
The 25-11, 25-16, 25-8 win improves the Royals to 5-0 on the young season, their best start since opening the 2007 season by winning their first six matches. They went on to go 25-11 that season.
Crilly finished the night with 17 kills and seven digs just three days after earning all-tournament honors as the Royals swept all four matches at the Battlefield Classic in Gettysburg on Friday and Saturday.
McFadden, who was named Landmark Conference Player of the Week earlier in the day for her performance over the weekend, finished with nine kills, 10 digs and five service aces in the win.
Scranton also received 10 digs from senior libero Marissa Every (East Norriton, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph), 19 assists from senior setter Juli Woods (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven), and 10 assists, six service aces and four digs from senior setter Emily Keim (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty).
King’s (1-4) was led by sophomore middle hitter Kelsie Kramer (Ringtown, Pa./North Schulykill) and sophomore outside hitter Emily Heimbecker (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby), who each had five kills.
Scranton returns to action on Friday and Saturday when it hosts the Scranton Invitational in the Long Center. The Royals will take on Marywood at 4 p.m. and Wilkes at 8 p.m. on Friday, then they’ll face Keystone at 11 a.m. and Pitt.-Bradford at 3 p.m. on Saturday.