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Mustangs beat No. 13 Eastern, & DeSales Saturday

By: Dayne Turner

Moriah Savage had 15-kills in both games on Saturday.

Moriah Savage had 15-kills in both games on Saturday.

The grueling schedule finally had it’s payoff for the Stevenson volleyball team. On Saturday morning the Mustangs earned a 3-1 victory over No. 13 Eastern and parlayed that into a 3-1 victory over DeSales later in the game as part of the team’s Saturday double-header of non-conference games.

And it was an unexpected hitter leading the way. Redshirt sophomore Moriah Savage went 14 games without hitting double-digit kills before Saturday but she hit 15 in each of the matches. Against Eastern she his .480 and against DeSales she was at .364. Meanwhile, Annika Schwartz posted a double-double against Eastern with 10 kills and a career-high 23 digs. Later in the day she has a 12-kill, 10-dig double-double.

Against the Eagles, Stevenson picked up a 26-24, 18-25, 25-18, 27-25 victory.

Stevenson trailed 18-12 in the first set against Eastern but had completely taken over the match later. They rallied back to make it a 23-23 score. An error put Eastern up for a set point but Schwartz saved it and re-tied the game with a kill and then an error on Eastern and ace by Stephanie Elenchko completed the comeback to give the Mustangs the first set.

They didn’t have that magic in set two. After trailing 20-10 they were able to make a six-point run, but could not continue on to get close to a tie as Eastern tied the match as a set apiece, but the Mustangs had their strong end to the third set, breaking away with five of the final six points to take a one-set lead again. Stevenson dominated most of the fourth set and had the Eagles down 15-7, but Eastern showed why they are nationally-ranked and errors by the Mustangs did not help as the score got as they lost their lead late.

Eastern led 25-24 and had set point, but three-straight kills including the last two by Kristen Brooks not only saved set point, but won the match for Stevenson.

Stevenson also had 12 blocks in the match, which made up for being out-hit .186 to .145 by eastern.

Against DeSales, Stevenson appeared to be headed for a let down and lost the first set, but the hangover from the big win earlier in the day wore off and won three-straight sets to take the match, 23-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-13, and sweep the day.

Stevenson led 23-17, but their own errors helped DeSales to seven-straight points to take the set. Of those seven points, five were given to them by Mustang Errors before back-to-back kills by Gabby Savite finished the set.

The Mustangs shook it off, though, and rolled over DeSales in the second set.

Stevenson won the first eight points and after DeSales played even volleyball the next few frames to make it a 20-11 set, three kills by Lauren Weaver and back-to-back aces by Kristen Brooks finished it off for Stevenson on a five-point run.

It was more of a battle in the third set with multiple ties, even as late as 20-20, but Stevenson never trailed. They went on a four-point run after DeSales last tied the set. DeSales saved two set points but Savage spiked down a pass from Deanna Bradbury to take the set.

And the fourth set was all Stevenson. They bolted out to a 15-5 lead. DeSales tried to chip away at the lead but a 6-1 run in which Stevenson has three kills and an ace got them the match.

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