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Saints Sweep in Day One of the SHU Invitational

Photo Courtesy of Laura Harvey
Photo Courtesy of Laura Harvey

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's volleyball team swept both opponents on the opening day of the Siena Heights Invitational. The Saints finished off Calumet College in three straight sets (25-16, 25-12, 25-21) before capping the day with a second dominant performance against Rober Morris (Ill.) (25-16, 25-22, 25-15). Junior Carrigan Gray (Bowling Green, Ohio) commanded the offense combining for 50 assists on the day. 

THE BASICS

Final Scores: Game One - SHU 3, Calumet 0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-21) | Game two - SHU 3, RMU 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-15)

Location: Adrian, Michigan (SHU Fieldhouse)

Record: Siena Heights (3-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game One: SHU vs. Calumet

Following a 25-16 set one victory, Siena Heights hit a match-high team percentage (.400) to nab the second set, 25-12, and take the commanding 2-0 lead. 

The Crimson Wave kept the third set much closer than the previous two, but SHU was able to hold out to earn the 3-0 sweep with a 25-21 game three win.

Game Two: SHU vs. RMU

The Saints had 13 kills in set three (.333 team percentage) in the 3-0 sweep of Rober Morris. SHU held the Eagles to a negative hitting percentage (-.080) in the opening set to take a 1-0 lead.

The match was ended after three when the Saints held RMU to only nine kills in the third.

TOP SAINTS

Grace Polomcak (Niles, Mich.) led the SHU attack in the first match with a match-high 11 kills.

Christine Tylutki (Monroe, Mich.) and Gray each tallied six kills in the opener.

Bianca Negron (Adrian, Mich.) led defensively with 14 digs against CCSJ.

• Match two was led by Ashleigh Shay (Brooklyn, Mich.) and Tylutki who each had eight kills.

• Gray put her kill total to 12 at the end of the day. 

• Tylutki finished match two with a team-high 11 digs.

THE OPPOSITION

• Calumet: Alex Sullivan (5 kills), Rhiannon Kozy (5 assists), and Caitlin Alwine (16 digs).

• RMU: Hailey Welch (11 kills), Grace Konovodoff (20 assists), and Lindsey Veersma (14 digs).

UP NEXT

The Saints will wrap up the tournament tomorrow with matches against Spring Arbor at 9:00 a.m., and Huntington (Ind.) at 3:00 p.m., EST.