Morristown, N.J. – Saint Elizabeth’s Amy Cooper totaled 24 assists while Katie Cooper had a game high of 12 kills as the Screaming Eagles beat John Jay College 3-0 in volleyball action Tuesday night at St. Joseph’s Hall.
The Screaming Eagles (12-4) won by scores of 25-6, 25-20, 25-23.
The Eagles took an early lead in the first set and there was no looking back. A strong attack and good serving from the Eagles led to an easy 25-6 win in the first set.
Cooper served the first five points of the second set giving the Eagles the lead 5-1. Jenae Goodson came into serve for the Eagles with an 11-4 lead. The Bloodhounds rallied back five points and cut the lead 14-9. The Bloodhounds’ Martina Hot had a strong service run to get John Jay back within two but strong defense and serving from sophomore Katie Cooper gave the Eagles a 19-15 lead. Two kills from Kareemah Muhammad increased the Eagles the lead 23-16. John Jay (1-8) rallied back again quickly after serving points from Amanda Moreno. Alyssa Moscova served the final point for the Eagles, 25-20.
In the third set, Amy Cooper started with two service aces and the Eagles took a 5-2 lead. The Bloodhounds took the lead for the first time in the evening after strong offense from Hot and good serving from Moreno. Subhana Wrights tied it back up with a kill to even the score 9-9. John Jay went on a 4-0 run when Muhammad ended the run with a kill down the line. The Bloodhounds went on another run continuing the lead 21-14. The Eagles came back within two points, 23-21. Wrights had two kills while Katie Cooper finished the set with two aces as CSE won the set 25-23 to win the overall match.
Katie Cooper finished with 12 kills and seven digs. Amy Cooper finished the night with 24 assists and four service aces. Wrights totaled 10 kills and two total blocks.
The Screaming Eagles play on the road this weekend in North Eastern Athletic Conference pool play in Washington, D.C. at Gallaudet University. CSE plays on Friday at 3 and 5 p.m. and on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.