CUA locks up No. 2 seed in conference tourney with win over Greyhounds

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – CUA wrapped up the second Landmark Conference weekend on Sunday, and with a 3-1 win over Moravian, the Cardinals have clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming conference tournament.  After dropping a five-set heartbreaker to Juniata on Saturday, CUA battled back to pick up win No. 22 a day later.

The Cardinals and Greyhounds split the first two sets by identical 25-23 scores, with CUA winning set number-one.

Tied at one, the Cardinals pulled out a 25-20 win in set three, and then closed the match out with a 25-13 win in the fourth set.

Leading the way for CUA was freshman Mariana Cruz with 39 assists and 16 digs, while senior Claudia Jean finished with impressive totals of 20 kills and 17 digs.

Bridget Kulesh added eight kills and Katie Chefalas totaled six kills and nine digs.

Kristina Purcell finished with 18 digs and three different Cardinals, Kelly Crimmins, Audrey Bizak and Cruz, had two blocks.

Moravian’s Samantha Savite finished with 18 kills and five digs, while Jesse Krasley totaled 24 digs and Kelly Brown handed out 43 assists.

CUA will be back in action on Saturday, October 20 when the Cardinals take on Shenandoah and Roanoke in Salem, Va.

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