The third-seeded women’s volleyball team soared to a 3-0 win to advance to the second round of playoffs against the sixth-seeded College of Notre Dame on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Junior Lizzie Williams lead the lady Cavs with a team-high 27 assists. Junior Traci Beltz and recently named Colonial States Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year Alexis Doss each registered eight kills.
The Cavaliers came out strong and took the first set with a powerful 25-8 win. The team had nine kills on 21 attempts.
A 25-16 win in the second game took the ladies to a 2-0 lead and despite a ruthless rally by the Gators’, Cabrini sealed the third match with a close score of 26-24.
“We came out strong and energetic but we then took it for granted,” head coach Eric Schaefer said. “We can’t play like that on Thursday or we’re done.”
As Notre Dame pulled out to a 24-22 lead during the third set and gave Cabrini fans a scare, Schaefer called a timeout and left it up to the seniors to take over.
The team never looked back and recorded four straight points to prevail.
The lady Cavaliers will travel to second-seeded Philadelphia Biblical University tonight and match time is TBA. The women lost to the Crimson Eagles last Wednesday in a narrow five-game series.
“It’s definitely a revenge match. Then hopefully we’ll see Neumann in the championship and settle the score,” Kaitlyn Fetterman, senior middle hitter, said.