RALEIGH, N.C. – In a regular season finale, Shaw University senior right side hitter Keveesha Wattley (St. Croix, US Virgin Island) became the fourth player (between 2001 to present) in volleyball history to record 1,000 career kills as she posted nine attacks to lead the Lady Bears to a 3-0 (25-6, 25-13 and 25-2) victory at cross-town rival Saint Augustine's in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) contest played at Emery Gymnasium on Friday night.
Wattley picked up her 1,000th career kill in the third set on a 9-0 run for the Lady Bears.
Additionally, Wattley joins teammates and senior libero Kelly Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) who surpassed her 1,000th career kill on Feb. 6, 2017. She also eclipsed her 1,000th career dig earlier this season on Aug. 25 while senior setter Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) captured her 3,000th career assist on Oct. 26.
10 Lady Bears recorded at least one kill in the win while Olmeda-Gonzalez registered 22 assists and Murphy posted 25 digs and three services aces in the winning effort.
Shaw recorded a .357 hitting percentage (37-7-84) in the victory, while Saint Augustine's hit -.152 (7-19-79). The Lady Bears picked up 48 digs and registered five blocks and eight service aces. The Lady Falcons tallied 37 digs and one service ace.
As the 3X CIAA Southern Division Champion and the No. 1 seed, Shaw will host the 2018 CIAA Women's Volleyball Quarterfinal Round on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against Elizabeth City State inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. First serve is set for 6 p.m.
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