OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The University of Scranton volleyball team opened a busy weekend slate of matches on Friday evening at Stevenson, and the host Mustangs collected a 3-1 win over the Royals (22-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-25).
With the defeat, Scranton dropped to 14-16 overall for the year, while Stevenson improved to 27-2 for the year with the victory.
On the night, Scranton fought back in the second set after dropping a tough opening set (by three points), as they opened a lead in the middle of play and never looked back on their way to a five-point win that evened the match up at 1-1.
But, Stevenson came back strong in the third and fourth sets, winning the third by seven and the fourth by 10 to best the Royals for the second time on the 2019 season (the teams previously played on Sept. 7).
Overall in the defeat, freshman Carah Vitkus (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) led the attack with eight kills, while senior Victoria Capogna (Farmingdale, N.Y./St. Anthony's) posted seven kills overall. Setting up the attack was junior Kindler Norman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) who ended the night with 27 assists to go over 20 assists in a match for the fifth straight game.
Elsewhere, junior Regina Schetroma (Downingtown, Pa,/Downingtown West) led the defense with 16 digs, and sophomore Trinity Manning (Point Lookout, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) led the Royals up front with four total blocks.
The University of Scranton volleyball team finishes off their 2019 regular season schedule tomorrow, as they head to Goucher for a pair of Landmark Conference matches against Elizabethtown (2:30 p.m.) and the host Gophers (5 p.m.).