PETERSBURG, Va. – The Shaw University women's volleyball team swept both Chowan University and Virginia State University during the final day of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) volleyball round-up held at the VSU Multipurpose Center Sunday afternoon.
The wins improves Shaw to 5-6 overall and 3-0 against CIAA competition.
In the two games, senior Keveesha Wattley (St. Croix, VI) tallied 16 kills and three blocks while senior Jazmine Johnson-McCoy (Seattle, WA) added 11 kills and senior Saraya Klink (Fuquay-Varina, NC) contributed nine kills and six blocks. Senior Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, PR) handed out 26 assists while senior Kelly Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) recorded 27 digs.
Against the Hawks (2-5, 2-2 CIAA), the Lady Bears dominated out the gate including a .474 hitting percentage in the first set that capped off the 25-9 set one victory. In the second and third sets, the Lady Bears combined for seven errors but held Chowan to 14 points as Shaw put together a 5-2 run to take a 25-14 win in set two and then taking advantage of the Hawks miscues in the third set to take 25-14 set win and 3-0 sweep.
In the day's final contest between the Lady Bears and the Trojans of VSU (9-4, 3-1 CIAA), Shaw earned the 3-0 sweep by the scores of 25-19, 25-19, and 25-22. While Shaw earned the 3-0 sweep, it would not be easy as the Trojans had home court advantage and showed competitive edge throughout the match.
However, a very veteran and poised Lady Bears squad maintained control in all three sets despite VSU's efforts to pull within three in the third set. For the contest, the Lady Bears tallied 37 kills (.259 hitting) while the Trojans recorded 20 kills on .085 hitting.
Shaw will return to action Thursday, Sept. 13 when the Lady Bears welcome Livingstone College for its home opener in the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium for Fan Night. First serve is slated for 6 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's volleyball and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.