Volleyball Upended by Eastern in Four Sets at Rowan Quad

Regina Schetroma became the 19th player in Scranton history with at least 1,000 digs on Saturday at the Stevens Invitational.
Regina Schetroma became the 19th player in Scranton history with at least 1,000 digs on Saturday at the Stevens Invitational.


Box Score

GLASSBORO, N.J. – The University of Scranton battled Eastern tightly for four sets on Friday evening at the Rowan Quad, but the Eagles prevailed with a four-set victory on the opening night of this weekend's four-team tournament. 

Freshman Eryn Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Westridge School for Girls) tied for a match-high with 12 kills and four blocks while her three aces led all players in the match.

Senior Kristin Kirwan (Park Ridge, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) added 11 kills and needs nine more kills to become Scranton's all-time leader in kills.  Kirwan will have the opportunity to break Anne McGovern's 19-year old mark of 1,650 kills on Saturday as the Royals play a pair of matches at Rowan.

Eastern (15-3) won Friday night's opening set, 25-23, before Scranton (12-11) leveled the match with a 25-19 victory in set two.  The Eagles then used a 25-18 decision to reclaim the lead before battling past the Royals in the fourth frame, 27-25, to win the match.

Scranton built a 21-17 advantage in the opening set of Friday night's match, but Eastern scored six of the next seven points to claim a 23-22 edge.  Jillian Graham (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) tied the set with a kill, but the Eagles notched the next two points to take a 1-0 lead in the contest.

In the second set, Eastern built a 15-12 lead, but the Royals stormed back with a 13-4 run to complete the rally for the 25-19 set win which knotted the match at one set apiece.

The third set was tightly contest with the two team sitting tied at 13-13 before the Eagles racked up 12 of the final 17 points to defeat Scranton, 25-18, to take a 2-1 edge in the match.

The fourth set was tight throughout with neither squad building a lead of more than two points.  Scranton led 24-23, but a service error kept Eastern alive.  Following an attack error, the Royals fended off one match point before a ball handling error and a kill gave the Eagles a 27-25 decision to complete the 3-1 victory.

Sophomore Regina Schetroma (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) picked up a match-high 23 digs while senior Megan Monastra (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) added 16 digs and seven kills for the Royals in the loss.

Sophomore Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) dished out 29 assists and tied with Boken and senior Catherine Manning (Eastchester, N.Y./Eastchester) for the match-lead in blocks with four.

Scranton will play a pair of matches on Saturday to wrap up the Rowan Quad.  The Royals take on Frostburg St. at 11 a.m. before meeting the host Profs at 2 p.m.