Women's Volleyball Sweeps Northeastern in Day Two of SHU Invitational

Women's Volleyball Sweeps Northeastern in Day Two of SHU Invitational

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team defeated Northeastern in five sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) to open day two of the SHU Invitational Saturday afternoon. With the win SHU improves to 4-4, while Northeastern falls to 4-5.

Julia Murawinski led the Pioneers with 11 kills, while Sarah Ciszek added 37 assists, eight kills and six digs. Jasmine Rogers contributed a career-high 10 kills in the win as well. The Pioneers return to action tonight at 6 p.m. vs. Fairfield to close the SHU Invitational.

SHU Turning Point

  • With the first set tied at 19-19, the Pioneers closed the set with a 6-1 run to take a 1-0 set lead

By The Numbers

  • SHU hit .336 for the match

  • Northeastern hit .264 for the match

  • SHU tallied 51 kills and 47 digs

  • Sarah Ciszek tallied a game-high 37 assists

  • Emma Smallcomb registered a game-high 21 digs

  • Jasmine Rogers tallied a career-high 10 kills and added five digs and a block

  • Julia Murawinski had a game-high 11 kills

Set 1 - SHU 25, Northeastern 20

  • The two sides played to an early 7-7 set tie

  • The two sides played to a 10-10 tie before Northeastern took a 15-13 lead, forcing a SHU timeout

  • Out of the timeout, SHU battled to a 19-19 tie, led by two kills from Jasmine Rogers

  • Back-to-back kills from Julia Murawinski and Rogers gave SHU a 21-19 lead, forcing a Huskies timeout

  • Out of the timeout, the Pioneers took four of the next five points to secure the set win

  • Liisel Nelis and Murawinski led the way with four kills apiece in the set

SET 2 - SHU 25, Northeastern 22

  • The two sides played to an early 10-10 lead

  • Trailing 13-11, the Pioneers took five of the next seven points to take a 16-15 lead

  • With the set tied at 18-18, Reghan Palachi scored a kill to take a 19-18 lead, forcing a Northeastern timeout

  • With the scored tied at 20-20, SHU took two of three points behind kills from Nelis and Murawinski

  • With the set tied at 22-22, the Pioneers were able to steal the set after Sarah Ciszek recorded a kill, followed by back-to-back Northeastern attack errors

  • Ciszek totaled 11 assists and three kills in the set

SET 3 - SHU 25, Northeastern 22

  • SHU kept the momentum rolling and jumped out to an early 7-1 lead, backed by kills from Emma Smallcomb, Rogers, Palanchi and Murawinski

  • Northeastern came back to tie the contest at 12-12, but SHU took a 14-12 lead after back-to-back kills from Murawinski and Nelis

  • Tied at 15-15, SHU took a 19-15 lead after a Palanchi kill and three straight Northeastern attack errors

  • The Huskies battled to cut the SHU lead down to 21-20, forcing a timeout from the Pioneers

  • Out of the timeout, the Pios got three straight kills from Cisek, Rogers and Nelis to hold match point

  • Leading 24-22, Gianna Scioletti scored the game-winning kill to secure the match win for SHU


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