Volleyball Drops a Pair of Matches at Knights Invitational

The volleyball team was defeated by NYU and Neumann on Saturday at the Knights Invitational.
The volleyball team was defeated by NYU and Neumann on Saturday at the Knights Invitational.


Box Score vs. NYU
Box Score vs. Neumann

ASTON, Pa. – The University of Scranton volleyball team suffered a pair of non-conference setbacks on Saturday to close the Knights Invitational.  The Royals (8-6) dropped a four-set decision to NYU in Saturday's opener before falling to host Neumann in five sets.  

Sophomore defensive specialist Regina Schetroma (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) was selected to the All-Tournament Team after totaling 74 digs, 16 assists, and eight aces during this weekend's tournament.

Match 1 vs. NYU

In Saturday's opener, the Violets (9-3) won the opening set 25-16 before Scranton leveled the match with a 25-21 victory in game two.  NYU responded with triumphs of 25-22 and 25-19 in sets three and four to win the match.

Kristin Kirwan (Park Ridge, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) had 15 kills and 10 digs while Jillian Graham (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) added 11 kills for the Royals, who hit .120 as a team.

Schetroma led five Royals in double-figure digs, tying for a match-high with 21.  Megan Monastra (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) (17), Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) (13), and Kristin Bush (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland) (11) also posted double-digit digs.

Norman rounded out her double-double with a match-high 38 assist to go along with a pair of aces, tying for the team-lead with Eryn Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Westridge School for Girls).

Catherine Manning (Eastchester, N.Y./Eastchester) totaled a team-best four blocks in the contest.

NYU hit .214 as a team in the win and held an 81-73 edge in digs in the match.

Match 2 vs. Neumann

In their final match of the tournament against the host Knights (7-7), Scranton won the opening set 25-21 before Neumann rallied with wins of 25-21 and 25-23 to take a 2-1 advantage.  The Royals used a 25-21 win in game four to force a fifth set, which the Knights claimed, 15-10.

Kirwan again led Scranton's attack with 16 kills, Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) put down 13 kills, and Boken added 10 kills in the loss. 

Norman dished out 40 assists and finished tied with Molly Dunfee (King of Prussia, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) for the team-lead in digs with 14.

Schetroma collected 13 digs and had a team-best three aces while Kirwan had 11 digs for her second double-double of the day.

Boken led the Royals at the net with three blocks against the Knights, who hit .193 for the match versus a .184 effort for Scranton.

Up Next

Scranton will travel to Providence, Rhode Island next weekend for the Johnson & Wales Invitational, opening the tournament against the hosts at 5 p.m. on Friday before taking on Wesleyan and Bowdoin on Saturday.