The Seawolves took two wins this weekend on the road. The Seawolves defeated the Humboldt Lumberjacks this weekend in four sets. They also defeated Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday night.
The final scores of the match against the Lumberjacks were 25-15, 23-25, 25-14, 25-17. Caylie Seitz and Kelsey Hull led the strong offense with match high honors of 20 and 15 kills , respectively. Regan Richert also helped the consistent offense with 11 kills.
The Seawolves were hammering balls all night long. The .435 clip was the highest offensive efficiency recorded by SSU team since back in October 2011 when the Seawolves played an impressive and intense match against Cal State East Bay. The consistent stellar offense of this match resulted in the Seawolves boosting their conference-leading hitting percentage from .265 to .272, 31 points better than Cal State San Bernardino, which has the second-best hitting percentage at .241.
The Seawolves took another victory on Saturday night in Pomona. The Seawolves battled it out in four sets with the final scores of 25-22, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22. The match was head to head but the Seawolves pulled out another victory.
Seitz led the performance with 20 kills in the match. She also had a solo block and assisted two other blocks. Seitz was on fire up at the net. Right behind Seitz was Hull with 13 kills and Regan Richert with 11 kills. On defense Nicole Gragnola had a whooping 18 digs. She also had a kill towards the end of the match. She saved her best play for last. Madelyn Densberger helped contribute to the win with seven digs and seven hard kills.
The first set was close finishing with (25-22). The Seawolves took the reign of the match with a 25-17 victory in the second. With the score at 13-10, the Seawolves took momentum of the match with five consecutive points, boosting their lead to eight (18-10). Hull had a big impact at this crucial point when she had a kill and two service aces during the five-point lead-extension. Hull kept the spark on the Seawolf side.
They finished off strong in the second set, but came up just short in the third. The Seawolves let their guard down finishing the third set 25-23. The team found themselves in a slump 21-16 in the fourth. They got of the slump and came back and dominated. They won on the Bronco’s senior night. The Seawolves might have been tired in the third set but they bounced right back and fought all the way to the end. The Seawolves came together as a team and picked themselves out of the hole they fell into. A strength this team has is they know how to stay calm when the heat is on.
The Seawolves will back home to play Cal State Monterey Bay in The Wolves’ Den on Nov. 22. The volleyball season is coming to an end so come out and support the Seawolf volleyball team.