The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Volleyball team dominated the competition this weekend with a pair of wins over Penn State Harrisburg and Virginia Wesleyan College. The Seahawks (15-3, 1-0 CAC) kicked off their Hawktoberfest Capital Athletic Conference action with a 3-0 sweep of a new CAC addition, Penn State Harrisburg (4-15, 0-2 CAC). The Seahawks continued their season dominance with set scores of 25-12, 25-15, and 25-11.
This impressive family weekend performance was accented with four total blocks and eight service aces, to force the Lions into submission. Mandy Goodspeed (Columbia Md./Atholton), two time CAC player of the week, helped pace the onslaught with 15 kills. Autumn Fisher (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) contributed 12 points on 11 kills to help Goodspeed. In their matchup against Virginia Wesleyan (11-7) St. Mary’s faced a much more difficult competition. After a hard-fought battle the Seahawks finished two sets effortlessly.
However, the third set witnessed five tied scores and four lead changes, with the Seahawks eventually erasing a 14-11 deficit in the third set with an 8-0 run reclaiming the lead and taking the win. Senior captain Michelle Klima (Ellicott City Md./Centennial) racked up an impressive 10.5 points on eights kills and four total blocks, including one solo. Finally, the duo of Clarissa Hill (Lanham, Md./Pallotti) and Mollie Johnson (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) leg the Seahawks’ 54-dig performance with 14 and 12 digs respectively. In the coming weeks the Seahawks will face notable opponents such as, Salisbury, York, and Christopher Newport. Looking to continue their incredible performances the future of this season looks incredibly bright for the Seahawks. With so much talent and skill on the team, they hope to go far this year in their season.