CUA drops pair of matches at home to Marymount, F&M

WASHINGTON – The Cardinals volleyball team suffered a pair of tough losses on Saturday afternoon inside the DuFour Center as CUA (5-4) fell to Marymount 3-1 and Franklin & Marshall 3-1.  Michaela Carroll had a solid day for the Cardinals with 34 assists and 18 digs in the two matches.

In the opening match versus Marymount, the Cardinals fell in the first set 25-17 before battling back to win the second 25-23.  Set number three went to the visitors as Marymount won 25-19 and the Saints then went on to take set number four by a 25-21 score.

Michaela Carroll registered a double-double in the match with 13 assists and 11 digs, while Claudia Jean added 11 kills and nine digs. 

Katie Chefalas contributed 12 digs and two kills and Bridget Kulesh and Tess O’Leary both totaled five kills.  Kulesh also recorded three blocks in the match.

In the nightcap CUA fell to Franklin & Marshall 25-15 in the first set and 25-17 in the second.  The Cardinals battled back to take the third set, 25-18, but the Diplomats were able to outlast CUA and take the fourth set 25-19.

Carroll racked up 21 assists in the match to go along with seven digs, while Chefalas recorded 11 digs and three kills.  Jean once again had double-digit kills with 15, to go along with seven digs and Kulesh added seven kills and a dig.

Megan Himler recorded four digs in the match and Ines Zanotti added seven assists and a pair of kills.

CUA continues its homestand on Tuesday, September 21 when the Cardinals welcome McDaniel to the DuFour Center.  The match is slated to begin at 7:00.

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