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Volleyball Splits Matches at Seton Hall Classic on Saturday

Volleyball Splits Matches at Seton Hall Classic on Saturday

The Central Connecticut volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at the Seton Hall Classic in South Orange, NJ. The Blue Devils downed NJIT in four sets to begin the day before falling in three sets to Dartmouth.

Nyjha Marcelin was named to the All-Tournament Team.

GAME INFORMATION
Score:  (25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20)
Records: CCSU (6-4), NJIT (3-11)
Location: Seton Hall Classic (Walsh Gymnasium | South Orange, NJ)

KEY MOMENTS 

  • The Blue Devils trailed, 6-1, in the early-going of the opening set. Central would claw back to eventually tie the score at 18-18. With the score tied 20-all, the Blue Devils would score on back-to-back points to go ahead. A kill by Nyjha Marcelin closed the first set win for CCSU.
  • NJIT would take an early lead in the second set, building a 6-1 lead. CCSU would score five straight to begin a charge to tie the score at 13-all. Central would take its first lead at 18-17 following a block by Mia Lombardo and Isabelle Roufs, before eventually taking the set on a kill by Marcelin.
  • The Highlanders would extend the match with a third set win, holding off a late CCSU rally. The Blue Devils trailed, 24-18, but would score five straight points, including a pair of aces by Tori Boulay, before NJIT won the set.
  • In the fourth frame, CCSU would build a 10-6 lead following a kill by Isabella Bratzke. NJIT would take a one-point lead midway through the frame before a run of five straight points, of which Lauren Milani accounted for three of them, to go ahead 19-15. Roufs would spark a run to put Central up 23-17 before the Blue Devils closed out the match.

NUMBER TO KNOW

3 - Marcelin accounted for the set-winning kill in all three sets the Blue Devils took in the match.

NOTES 

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Dartmouth 3, CCSU 0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-15)
Records: CCSU (6-5), Dartmouth (8-2)
Location: Seton Hall Classic (Walsh Gymnasium | South Orange, NJ)

KEY MOMENTS 

  • CCSU would score the opening point of the match, but Dartmouth came back with five straight points. The Big Green would rattle off six straight points midway through the frame and led by as much as 21-11 en route to taking the opening frame.
  • In the second set, CCSU was unable to get closer than two points throughout the frame. Dartmouth would score seven of the final eight points in the set.
  • A kill by Roufs would tie the third set at 4-4 in the early going, but the Blue Devils were unable to take a lead. Dartmouth would run off six consecutive points and build a 19-12 lead before scoring the final five points to close out the match.

NUMBER TO KNOW

1 - The match had just one lead change between the squads.

NOTES 

  • Bratzke and Roufs each had four kills to lead Central.
  • Boulay had 12 assists and five digs.

UP NEXT
CCSU opens Northeast Conference play next weekend, hosting St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:00 p.m. Links to live stats and video to follow the matches are available HERE.

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