Volleyball Wins Twice on Opening Night of Vassar Invitational

Regina Schetroma picked up a match-high 17 digs in Scranton's win over Fredonia on Friday night as the Royals won their second match of the evening.
Regina Schetroma picked up a match-high 17 digs in Scranton's win over Fredonia on Friday night as the Royals won their second match of the evening.
Megan Monastra Kyra Bevenour
Kristin Kirwan Kindler Norman

 

Box Score vs. New England
Box Score vs. Fredonia

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The University of Scranton won a pair of matches on Friday night to kick off the Vassar College Invitational.  The Royals opened the tournament with a three-set victory over New England in Friday's opening match before topping Fredonia in four sets in the nightcap to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Match 1 vs. New England

Scranton breezed past the Nor'easters (1-4) in three sets in its first match of the night to get back in the win column after dropping its last two matches entering Friday's action.

The Royals jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a 25-19 decision in the opening set and pulled out a 25-23 decision in the second set to seize control of the match.  Scranton cruised to a 25-16 win in the third frame to close out the victory.

Megan Monastra (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) powered the Royals' attack with a match-high 16 kills on 31 attempts for a .419 hitting percentage while adding seven digs in the match.

Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) totaled 10 kills while Catherine Manning (Eastchester, N.Y./Eastchester) added eight kills and led all players with three blocks in the match.

Kyra Bevenour (Sicklerville, N.J./Washington Township) set a match-high with 32 assists while Molly Dunfee (King of Prussia, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) paced Scranton defensively with nine digs.

Kristin Bush (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland) and Tess Ungerleider (Springboro, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) contributed seven digs apiece with Ungerleider and Manning both serving up a pair of aces in the win.

As a team, Scranton hit .235 in the match while limiting New England to a .072 showing on their offensive attempts in the contest. 

Match 2 vs. Fredonia

The Royals and Blue Devils (3-2) split the first two sets of Friday's nightcap before Scranton forged ahead with a narrow, 25-23 triumph in the third set.  The Royals closed out their second victory of the evening with a 25-17 decision in game four.

Kristin Kirwan (Park Ridge, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) paced Scranton with 11 kills and completed a double-double with 11 digs in the victory.

Manning put down 10 kills and had three blocks while Trinity Manning (Point Lookout, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) totaled a match-best four blocks against Fredonia. 

Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) dished out a match-high 32 assists while Monastra led all players with four aces in the match.

Regina Schetroma (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) led all players with 17 digs in the win.

Scranton posted a .107 hitting percentage compared to a .064 effort by the Blue Devils.

Up Next

Scranton will wrap up this weekend's tournament with two matches on Saturday.  The Royals will take on Western Connecticut State at 1 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. contest against host Vassar.

--ROYALS--