Cardinals down Chargers 3-1 to earn 19th win

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Cardinals earned their 19th victory of the season on Wednesday evening by downing Lancaster Bible 3-1.  Game scores were 28-26, 22-25, 25-13 and 25-11 as CUA moved to within one win of notching its third consecutive 20-win season.

Individually, CUA was led by Kelly Crimmins and Bridget Kulesh with 15 and 11 kills, respectively.  Kristina Purcell totaled 43 digs, with Katie Chefalas (25), Isabel Eberstadt (15) and Kristen Schoeffling (14) joining her in double figures.

Michaela Carroll handed out a team-high 45 assists and also notched seven digs, while Chefalas and Tess O’Leary added eight kills apiece and Katrina Baccetti totaled seven.

For the Chargers, Lauren Heliger was one of four players with 10 or more digs as she totaled 34.  She also registered 23 kills to complete the double-double, while Katie Coomber handed out 37 assists.

CUA will now host the second Landmark Conference round robin weekend beginning on Saturday inside the DuFour Center.  The Cardinals will take on Moravian at 1 p.m. on Saturday and then on Sunday CUA will host Scranton at 11 a.m. and Susquehanna at 1.

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