Royals Rebound From Two Losses Friday With Pair of Wins Today At Carnegie Mellon Invitational

Royals Rebound From Two Losses Friday With Pair of Wins Today At Carnegie Mellon Invitational
Junior libero Marissa Every had 49 digs today as the Royals defeated Penn State-Behrend and Bridgewater (Va.) at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational in Pittsburgh
Julia Crilly Jenell McFadden Juli Woods

Box Score (Royals-Defiance)
Box Score (Royals-Carnegie Mellon)
Box Score (Royals-Penn St.-Behrend)
Box Score (Royals-Bridgewater)

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The University of Scranton rebounded from a pair of losses Friday evening to post wins over Penn State-Behrend, 3-2, and Bridgewater (Va.), 3-1, today at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational.

The Royals, now 7-8, opened tournament play Friday evening with a 3-0 loss to Defiance College (Ohio).  Freshman outside hitter Julia Crilly (Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute) led Scranton with seven kills and 12 digs, junior libero Marissa Every (East Norriton, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) finished with 15 digs, and junior setter Juli Woods (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) had six assists and five total blocks.  

In a 3-1 loss to Carnegie Mellon late Friday, Crilly had 14 kills and 30 digs and junior outside hitter Jenell McFadden (Springfield, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) recorded 14 kills and 10 digs.  

Today, McFadden and Crilly posted ‘double-doubles’ in kills and digs to lead the way.  McFadden and Crilly combined for 27 kills and 28 digs in the win over Penn State-Behrend and then combined for 23 kills and 28 digs against Bridgewater.  Every came through against Penn State-Behrend with 30 digs and Woods contributed 24 assists.

Every closed out the tournament with a 19-dig effort against Bridgewater and junior setter Emily Keim (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) finished with 26 assists.

The Royals will return to action next Saturday, October 1, against Moravian College in the first of two round-robin competitions at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, beginning at 3:30 p.m.  On Sunday, Scranton meets four-time defending champion Juniata at 10:00 a.m. and the Merchant Marine Academy at 12:30 p.m.


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