Cal U volleyball to play for regional title
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Senior Molly Delaney and junior Laurel Miller both recorded kill/dig double-doubles, as third-seeded California University advanced to the Atlantic Regional Championship with a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-22, 25-20) over second-seeded Clarion on Friday.
The Vulcan volleyball team (30-8) will now face top-seeded host Wheeling Jesuit today at 7 p.m.
The Cardinals advanced by earning a 3-0 victory (25-10, 25-11, 25-21) over Shippensburg.
Miller registered a match-high 17 kills and added 13 digs on Friday evening, while Delaney tallied 12 kills and 14 digs in the sweep. Both recorded their 17th kill/dig double-double of the season, including a combined seven double-doubles in post-season play. Sophomore Mary Lavery added eight kills and classmate Miranda Fouzie finished with a team-best four blocks.
Senior Abbey Freund collected her fifth assist/dig double-double of the year, tallying 17 assists and 10 digs, while freshman Kristen Scurpa also engineered the offense with 17 assists.
The Vulcans powered to a 25-15 victory in the first set after recording an impressive .438 hitting percentage on 32 attempts.
Miller again keyed the offensive attack in the second set, as Cal U earned a 25-22 win after the teams combined for seven ties and five lead changes.
The Vulcans completed the sweep by limiting the Golden Eagles to a .061 hitting percentage in the third set. Leading 6-4, Cal U took control with an 11-1 run behind a run of seven straight points served by sophomore Taylor Melidona. The Golden Eagles countered with a 7-1 rally to trim the deficit to 16-14 before the Vulcans earned two of the next three points. The teams traded the next eight points and Cal U won the last three to seal the victory.
Cal U will face Wheeling Jesuit in the regional championship of the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight year. The Vulcans have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Cardinals; however, Wheeling Jesuit has won three of the last four matches, including the last two Atlantic Regional championships.
Cal U has advanced to the regional final of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last eight years and holds a 26-12 all-time record in the tournament.
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