Volleyball Defeated by Wesleyan and Bowdoin at JWU Invitational

Scranton was defeated by Wesleyan and Bowdoin on Saturday at the JWU Invitational.
Scranton was defeated by Wesleyan and Bowdoin on Saturday at the JWU Invitational.


Box Score vs. Wesleyan
Box Score vs. Bowdoin

PROVIDENCE R.I. – The University of Scranton volleyball team dropped matches to a pair of teams receiving votes in the most recent AVCA national top 25 rankings on Saturday to close out the JWU Invitational hosted by Johnson & Wales.  The Royals (8-9) were defeated by Wesleyan in four sets in Saturday's first match before falling in a three-set decision to Bowdoin in the nightcap.

Match 1 vs. Wesleyan

In Saturday's opening match, Scranton won the first set, 25-22, but the Cardinals (7-1) reel off three straight wins (25-15, 25-16, and 25-17), to defeat the Royals.

Senior Megan Monastra (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) posted a match-high 14 kills while leading Scranton with 14 digs in the match.  Senior Kristin Kirwan (Park Ridge, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) added 11 kills and tied with Monastra for a match-high with three aces.

Sophomore Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) put up a match-best 34 assists in the loss.

Kirwan, sophomore Kristin Bush (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland), and sophomore Regina Schetroma (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) picked up 10 digs apiece for the Royals while senior Catherine Manning (Eastchester, N.Y./Eastchester) added a pair of blocks.

Scranton hit .136 as a team in the loss while Wesleyan recorded a .272 hitting percentage as a squad in the match.

Match 2 vs. Bowdoin

In Saturday's second match, the Polar Bears (11-0) remained undefeated on the season by sweeping the Royals with set wins of 25-19, 25-21, and 25-20.

Monastra and Kirwan led Scranton's attack with seven kills apiece while Norman added 13 assists and five kills. 

Monastra rounded out her second double-double of the day with 10 digs while Kirwan and Bush picked up seven digs apiece. 

Sophomore Kyra Bevenour (Sicklerville, N.J./Washington Township) added seven assists while freshman Eryn Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Westridge School for Girls) paced the squad with a pair of blocks.

As a team, Scranton hit .155 against Bowdoin, which logged a .281 showing on its attacks in the victory.

Up Next

Scranton will look to snap a six-match losing skid on Wednesday in a non-conference match at Oneonta starting at 6 p.m.