Vitkus Leads the Way Again, as Volleyball Rolls Past Marymount, Falls to Swarthmore

Junior Tess Ungerleider went into double-figures in kills in both matches, as the volleyball team beat Marymount (3-0), but lost to Swarthmore (3-1) on Saturday. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
Junior Tess Ungerleider went into double-figures in kills in both matches, as the volleyball team beat Marymount (3-0), but lost to Swarthmore (3-1) on Saturday. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
Carah Vitkus Tess Ungerleider Kindler Norman

 

SWARTHMORE - Freshman Carah Vitkus (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) once again led the Royals on the attack on the afternoon, notching 15 kills in a 3-0 win over Marymount in a match played at Swarthmore.

In the nightcap, the Royals took on the host Garnet, and Swarthmore walked away with a 3-1 win over Scranton. With the split, the Royals moved to 12-10 overall for the year.

Scranton 3, Marymount 0 (25-16, 25-20, 27-25) | Box Score

In their first game of the afternoon, Scranton came out rolling in the opening set, taking both by sizable margins after opening up big leads in the middle of play in both sets.

But, in the third set, Marymount came back late to force a tiebreak with play knotted up at 24-all. After both teams traded points to make it a 25-25 match, Scranton put Marymount away, as Vitkus and freshman Caileigh Cox (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) had back-to-back kills to finish off the win for the Royals.

Overall in the victory, Vitkus led the way with her 15-kill performance, as she hit .314 in the victory (four errors on 35 total attacks). Vitkus also had two block assists in the victory, as well.

Meanwhile, junior Tess Ungerleider (Springboro, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) had 10 kills, three service aces, and five digs. Setting up the attack was junior Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) who went over 30 assists for the 10th time on the year, posting 38 assists in the victory, to go along with eight digs.

Swarthmore 3, Scranton 1 (25-22, 17-25, 21-25, 14-25) | Box Score

Against Swarthmore, the Royals got off to a great start, taking a three-point win over the host Garnet to take a 1-0 lead.

But, Swarthmore came back strong over the final three sets of play, taking each to post a 3-1 win over the Royals in the final match of the weekend in Swarthmore.

Overall in the loss to Swarthmore, Vitkus, and Ungerleider once again led the Royals attack, posting 14 kills, apiece. Cox ended the match with 10 kills, while Norman once again went over 30 assists with 37 in the loss. Norman also pitched in on the defensive end with 15 digs, as junior Regina Schetroma (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) led the Royals in that category with 18 digs.

The University of Scranton volleyball team returns to action on Wednesday, as they welcome Susquehanna to the John Long Center for a Landmark Conference match. Action gets underway at 7 p.m.

--ROYALS--