CSE earned its 17th victory of the season and guaranteed the program a 3rd consecutive record of .500 or better with a solid 3-0 win versus the Yeshiva Maccabees (25-15, 25-22, 25-16). The win was the Eagles’ 6th in a row and closed out the season for CSE after an impressive 9W-2L last third of the season.
The Eagles raced to a 4-0 lead behind the serving of Katie Cooper and a Subhana Wrights kill and never looked back as CSE kept the pressure on the Maccabees throughout the set and expanded their lead to 20-11 after a kill by Wrights. Three service points by Taisha Colon led to three hitting errors by Yeshiva and closed out the set 25-15.
The second set saw a spirited Maccabees team push the Eagles squad. Yeshiva’s tough serving had the Eagles out of system struggling to score. Yeshiva held a 14-8 lead when CSE ripped off the next 8 points to jump ahead 16-14 behind Katie Cooper’s serving and the outstanding net presence of Subhana Wrights who notched 3 blocks in the run. Yeshiva kept fighting back, tying the score at 18 but CSE kept ahead of the Maccabees with a 4-0 run behind Kiana Cunningham who notched a couple of kills in the run. The Eagles closed out the set 25-22.
The Eagles jumped out front 10-5 early thanks to Katie Cooper and Nicole Morera’s serving and seemed in control of the set. But credit Yeshiva for their fighting spirit as the Maccabees closed to gap to within 1 at 13-12 before the Eagles responded with a 7-3 run that extended the lead back to 5 at 20-15. Although the Maccabees broke serve, the Eagles, behind kills by Ireyah Stevens and Katie Cooper, closed out the set on a 5-0 run to close out the set and match 25-16.
The Eagles hit .295 with 28 kills and hit for 11 aces (5 by Katie Cooper). Defensively, the team notched 24 digs in this, CSE’s 17th victory.