Cape Volley beats the Seahawks 3-0


The Cape Town volleyball team survived a tough Sussex Academy side 25-21, 25-14 and 25-22 on September 20 at Lewes. The Vikings are 3-1, while the Seahawks are 3-2.

“Overall, I’m not entirely thrilled with our performance,” the Cape Tyler Cup head coach said. “I’m happy to have won, but I think we showed vulnerabilities that we didn’t have in our previous three games. SAS did a great job applying service pressure, and we really had a hard time. bad with that in sets one and three. Coincidentally, our serve in sets one and three was terribly inconsistent. In set two, we won the first touch battle and had a much easier time playing. Our service has been one of our most effective weapons, and we must maintain it to ensure our overall success.I believe Kayleigh [Mault] and Ava [Calciano] played a brilliant match. Each hit over .400, which is extremely effective, and each had a positive impact on the game behind the service line.

Kali Lawson led the Vikings with eight kills, while Calciano had six. Mault and Tatum Friend put down five wins apiece. Megan Smith has made 21 assists from her assist position. Maggie Minto, Mault, Calciano, Lawson, Smith and Harlee Graulich teamed up for 18 aces in the three-set match. Friend and Taylor Ockels had three blocks. Graulich had nine digs.

“It was the best we’ve ever played against Cape in the history of our program,” Seahawks coach Hailee Gooch said. “It’s a minor victory that we are proud to celebrate. We knew they would have some tough servers going into the game and will be adjusting our serve-receipt going forward to give our hitters a better chance to dominate the rest of our season. We are proud of their energy and their comeback after the second set.

Seahawks sophomore Libero Savannah Montgomery had 11 digs. Senior Terri Kirschner had 15 assists, while junior Danica Duncan had six kills and junior Carmen Merrick had two blocks.

Junior University of Cape Town moved to 3-1 with a 2-1 victory over the JV Seahawks. JV Vikings took a 25-15, 23-25, 15-12 victory.

Cape hosts Smyrna on Thursday, September 22, while the Seahawks host Caesar Rodney on Tuesday, September 27.


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