WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (October 6, 2021) – The Stevens Institute of Technology women’s volleyball team exploded offensively for a season’s best attacking percentage of 0.463 while keeping Wilkes University just 0.067 to win a 3-0 sweep (25-8, 25 -17, 25-13) Wednesday at Arnaud C. Center des marchés.
The Ducks have now won five straight games and extended their regular season winning streak to 63 straight games as they improved to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in the MAC Freedom game.
First year Parker Adkins led the way on the offense for Stevens with 11 kills from just 19 swings while his classmate Cleo Shannon Joined her in double digits with 10 kills in 18 attempts.
In total, the Ducks made just eight errors in the game and produced the best attacking percentage in a single game since reaching 0.534 against the Sage Colleges on October 7, 2017. The average of 0.463 for Stevens was 0.200 points higher than their. best of the previous season, a 0.278 hitting percentage against King’s on September 22.
Wilkes, meanwhile, got six wins apiece from Nicole Fitzpatrick and Alexis Reedy as they fell to 8-11, 1-3 in the MAC Freedom.
Defensively, senior Elizabeth chu continued his stellar game in the Libero jersey for Stevens with 15 digs while adding four assists. She has double-digit recoveries in each of the Ducks’ last 13 games and ranks second in the conference with 5.02 recoveries per set.
In addition to the strong offensive efforts of Adkins and Shannon, the second Megan Dion was also extremely effective with seven kills in just eight attempts for a remarkable 0.875 attack percentage.
Volleys and points
- The Ducks dominated the opening set from the jump, scoring five of the first six points thanks to a senior ace Kathleen riegner and kill sophomores Elisabeth banas and Elle Maggio.
- Leading 9-5, Stevens got a Shannon kill and second-year aces Liz Patterson to give the Ducks a seven-point lead.
- The advantage would only grow from there. Leading 12-6, Stevens posted his longest consecutive scoring streak of the season, scoring 10 straight points.
- More impressive still, the 10-0 run was not helped by any error from the Colonel as it included three aces from Dion and wins from Adkins (4), Shannon (2) and Elisabeth Banas.
- On the top 22-8, the Ducks turned to Adkins again to close things off and the first year delivered another kill to top off a 3-0 streak that ended the set at 25-8.
- The Colonels responded early in the second set as it was they who took a 5-1 lead at the start, underscored by three aces.
- Stevens responded immediately, however, with an 8-0 run that saw two wins for Dion, four errors for Wilkes, one victory for Patterson and an Ace Chu to bring the score to 9-5.
- After trading points for much of the rest of the set, the Ducks managed to pull away late when Patterson and Shannon teamed up to take out four kills in a 7-1 run to send the second stanza. at a set point.
- Patterson finished things two points later and gave Stevens a 2-0 advantage with a 25-17 victory.
- The third and final set was tight early on as the Ducks failed to create much separation and found themselves in the top 11-8 almost halfway through.
- As they did all night, Stevens was able to find another kit, this time with an 8-1 run that saw the Ducks kill Maggio and the Juniors. Riley koehler and Enkhsanaa Enkhbayar push the score to 19-9.
- Leading 20-11, Adkins and Shannon teamed up again for back-to-back eliminations in a 4-0 streak to send things to the table.
- The Colonels managed to avoid the end of the game twice before an attacking error put it to an end and gave the Ducks a 25-13 win and a 3-0 sweep.
Inside the numbers
- Stevens has now scored 11 of his 14 wins this year.
- The Ducks have lowered their opponents’ hitting percentage this season to just 0.081 and now rank 11th in Division III in that category.
- Almost all stats were dominated by Stevens as the Ducks held a 45-17 advantage in assists, an 11-5 advantage in aces, a 44-15 advantage in assists and a 41-22 advantage in assists. recovery.
- It was the eighth time this season that the Ducks have produced double-digit aces (11). To put that in perspective, Stevens only had 10 games with at least 10 aces in 2019 (34 games).
- Maggio and Patterson both had strong offensive games as they combined for 13 kills on just 20 swings with just one mistake between them.
- Patterson was also fantastic on the service line with four team-high aces, while Dion added three and Riegner had two more.
- Riegner and Enkhbayar led an almost flawless attacking attack, combining for 40 assists in the game.
- Stevens came out of the burning door as they hit a season-high 0.571 in the opening set with just one mistake out of 28 total attempts.
- Conversely, the third set was the strongest defensive attack for the Ducks as they held Wilkes at -0.333.
- The Ducks now lead the MAC Freedom in Team Attack Percentage (.210), Opponent Attack Percentage (.081), Assists Per Set (11.83), Kills Per Set (12.64), Blocks Per Set (1.76) ) and service ace per set (2.94).
- Individually, Chu ranks third in the conference for serving aces per set (0.60) and second for recoveries per set (5.02).
- She only had seven hits on the night, but Maggio counted them all with six kills and no mistakes on the night.
From the sideline (head coach Brianna jones)
- “After a weekend off it was fun to see the team put all the things we took the time to work on in training into play. It definitely paid off and I can’t wait to see how this will continue to pay off throughout the rest of the season. “
- The Ducks will now travel to Selinsgrove, Pa. To compete in the River Hawk Classic starting with a clash against Susquehanna University on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
- The two teams faced each other twice in the 2019 season, with the River Hawks scoring a 3-1 regular season victory before the Ducks took their revenge with a thrilling five-set victory in the second round of the tournament. NCAA.
- Overall, Susquehanna has a slight 4-3 advantage in the all-time series.
- Live stats and video will be available at StevensDucks.com.
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