The Eagles once again got off to a hot start against SUNY Maritime. Sabhana Wrights had a nicely placed spike to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead. Kareemah Muhammad got into the action with a service ace to give CSE an 8-3 lead. The Screaming Eagles kept applying pressure, forcing Maritime into a series of unforced errors, upping the lead to 12-3. The Privateers from Maritime hung around, notching 5 of the next 6 points to cut the lead to 13-8. The Eagles did not let the Privateers get any closer, as they started pulling away with a 19-11 lead. Continuing to apply pressure, the Eagles lead grew to 23-14, forcing Maritime to call a timeout. Nicole Morero capped off the first set with a beautifully placed shot, giving the Eagles a 26-16 first set win.
In the second set, Subahana Wrights once again dominated at net with a viscious spike giving the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Kareemah added a nicely placed kill to give the Eagles an 8-4 lead early in set 2. Set 2 proved to be a struggle, as CSE traded points for much of the first half of the set. Ireyah Stevens had the highlight of the set with a ferocious kill at the net, giving CSE a 13-7 lead. The Screaming Eagles continued to dominate at the net, forcing the Privateers into unforced errors, giving the Eagles a 23-12 lead. The Eagles added 2 of the next 3 points, winning set 2 25-13.
Set 3 started off just like the first 2 sets with the Screaming Eagles jumping out to a quick 9-1 lead. Nicole Morera led the Eagles while serving, recording 7 points, including a service ace. Maritime did not go away however, clawing their way back into the game at 10-6. Stevens continued to be a force at the net, putting away a kill and giving CSE a 13-6 lead. CSE’s height continued to affect Maritime, causing them into a series of unforced errors, and a 20-10 CSE lead. Behind the serving of Katie Cooper, the Eagles took 5 of the next 7 points, winning the final set 25-12.
Before the match started, CSE’s seniors were honored for Senior Day. Kareemah Muhammad, Taisha Colon, Cheyenne Grant, Amy Cooper, Subhana Wrights, and Kristina Trash were all accompanied by friends and family as they received flowers for their contributions to the volleyball team throughout their careers. The Eagles close out their season on Sunday with a tri-match vs. Yeshiva and York College.