It was a perfect day for a perfect victory. The Lady Cavs advanced to the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championship for their fifth straight season with a 3-0 win over Baptist Bible College on Saturday, Nov. 3.
“I know if we played like we played in the semi-finals, we will be successful in the championship,” sophomore Molly Fox said.
The Lady Cavs volleyball team was facing Baptist Bible College for the third time this season. It’s been said that beating a team three times in one single season is unheard of in team sports in the CSAC. But the Lady Cavs had no problem putting a stop to that discussion.
Senior Danielle Carrozza had six kills led the team just in the opening set. Her teammates, senior Meg Ryan and freshman Jen Grenauer, grabbed four points each as well.
The Lady Cavs ended their first set with a 25-16 victory. In the second set, the Lady Cavs scored points quickly giving them a 9-5 lead against Baptist Bible. Carrozza, Grenauer and junior Michele Fitz scored 12 Cabrini kills, which ended the second set with the Lady Cavs 25-10 victory.
There was no stop to the madness as the Lady Cavs grabbed another early lead in their third set, jumping ahead with a 9-2 lead. Not once did Baptist Bible get within five points of the women’s offensive side. Carrozza led the team again with four points, grabbing another victory with a score of 25-19.
Carrozza shined bright like a diamond. She recorded her ninth double-double of this season with a match-high of 15 kills and 12 digs. Her teammates were right behind her with 11 kills from Grenauer, while Fitz and Ryan had a combined 15 points.
The Lady Cavs ended the game with a 3-0 victory over the Baptist Bible College Defenders. This is the women’s 19th win this season, which secured them a spot playing against Neumann University. This will be the third time in the Lady Cavs’ five consecutive finals appearances facing the Neumann Knights.
“We really played well, and I’m very proud of my team,” Fox said. “We want to carry that intensity into our championship match.”