Volleyball Drops Merchant Marine, 3-0, Advances to
WASHINGTON-- The CUA women's volleyball team (24-13) advanced to the Landmark Conference Semifinal against Susquehanna tonight, dropping the United State Merchant Marine Academy, 3-0.
Led by Claudia Jean and Katie Chefalas, with 10 and 11 kills, respectively, CUA dominated the attack totaling 39 kills in three matches. Michaela Carroll added 37 of CUA's 39 set assists and now has 1,138 for the 2009 season. Prior to tonight's match, Carroll was given a game ball to honor her passing of the 1,000 assist mark earlier this season.
The Cardinals defeated the Mariners 25-12, 25-22, and 25-15. In the opening set Chefalas had five of CUA's 12 kills while Jean took over in the second set taking six of 14 CUA kills. Chefalas cleaned up in the third set with six.
The Cardinals will return to action against Susquehanna as CUA will travel to top-seeded Juniata, the Landmark Conference semi- and finals host.