Women’s volleyball victorious in 1st home tilt

By Justin Bostwick
September 11, 2008

Cabrini women’s volleyball dominated Misericordia University in its first home game of the season.

Cheers and whistles were heard throughout the Dixon Center for what was close to a two-hour bout on Thursday, Sept. 4.

The teams anticipated a battle for a best-of-five match. However, Cabrini’s performance exceeded that of Misericordia’s, which led to a victory of three games to one.

During the first game, the Cavs showed Misericordia what they were capable of with an aggressive score of 25-16. This led to frustration for Misericordia, causing a slight comeback in game two, leaving Cabrini defeated by only a mere two points.

This did, however, not come from a poor performance by outside hitter Alexis Doss. Despite the two-point defeat for game two, Doss more than proved what she was made of on the court.

Game three was the turnaround of the evening, according to coach Eric Schaffer. The Cavs came back with a victorious score of 25 to 13. The ounce of hope Misericordia obtained from game two was shattered after an unfortunate string of events on its part.

Cabrini made its win seem effortless to the spectators. However, the scoreboard showed their strenuous work and dedication to the sport. Schaffer further explained how Steph Recklau picked up on hits and blocking during the third and fourth games.

Spectators Tom Hayes and Mark Hamilton had nothing but positive remarks to say. Their uplifting spirits were brought out through cheers and comical remarks for the opposing team.

“By the third game, Misericordia’s bus was ready to go with or without them,” Hayes said.

It was quite evident the team had their game face on for the evening, but senior Lindsay Martin’s outstanding performance stood out the entire night. Martin explained that the team came out strong for the first home match and played really well as a team.

“Besides my missed serves, I played solid defense and aggressive serve receive,” Martin, exercize science and health promotion major, said.

Martin also added that there is still more to work on for the team.

“I am looking forward to the rest of the season and can’t wait to see what other good things will come our way,” Martin said.

The volleyball team knows how to start off the year with success. The victory over Misericordia was expected due to the fact that Cabrini has gone undefeated to them.

In the final game of the night, Cabrini crushed Misericordia with a score of 25-11. If the rest of the season can go as well as the first home game, Cabrini has nothing to worry about.

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