Volleyball Ends Losing Skid with Five-Set Thriller over Rowan
SCRANTON, Pa.--Senior Caroline Woodhams and freshman Kristina
Straub each recorded double-doubles to lead the Hood College
volleyball team (2-10) to a dramatic five-set victory over Rowan
University (21-30, 30-18, 25-30, 30-25, 15-12) Saturday in the
final match at the University of Scranton Invitational.
Hood finished the tournament with a record of 1-3 but rallied from a 2-1 deficit against the Profs to win game four 30-25 and sealed the hard-earned victory with a 15-12 triumph in the decisive fifth set.
Woodhams set up 25 kills and contributed 16 digs while Straub registered season-highs of 23 assists and 13 digs. Senior Jamie Bussey also notched a season-high 24 digs against Rowan while classmate Lindsey Nagy tallied double figures in kills for the fifth straight match with a team-high 16. Senior Ashley Bryan put down a season-high 14 kills and had three solo blocks. Freshman Lena Bushrod reached double digits in digs (12) for the first time this fall.
In Hood's first match of the day, the Blazers fell in three sets to King's College (19-30, 16-30, 18-30). Nagy finished with 11 kills and six digs while Kristan Hawkins added five kills and three aces. Freshman Chelsea Weaver chipped in four kills and seven digs.
The Blazers next travel to Catholic University Monday for a nonconference match at 7 p.m.