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CSE Starts Slow, Comes Back to Beat John Jay

CSE  Starts Slow, Comes Back to Beat John Jay

Despite the slow start, the Screaming Eagles came from behind to beat John Jay 25-27, 25-9, 25-10, 25-12.

In the first set, the Screaming Eagles did not get off to a good start when they quickly fell behind 7-0 to the Bloodhounds from John Jay.  The Eagles were doomed early by unforced errors on offense.  Natasia Wilson got CSE going with a service ace, bringing the score to 9-3. CSE looked to turn things around when Ireyah Stevens put a perfectly placed spike passed John Jay, cutting the lead to 14-7. Subhana Wrights once again kept up her solid play at the net, blocking 3 Bloodhounds’ shots at the net, bringing CSE within 16-15. The set went back and forth, with the Eagles clawing their way back to trail 22-21. Trailing by 2, Wrights once again came up big with a huge block at the net to tie the score up at 23.  Unfortunately for the Eagles, they were unable to overcome the deficit, dropping the set 27-25.

The second set started off much better for the Screaming Eagles, jumping out to an early 6-3 lead. Behind the great serving of Katie Cooper, The Eagles added 3 more to the score, now leading 9-3. The Eagles kept up the offensive attack, aggressively perusing the ball with confidence. Senior Kareemah Muhammad blistered a service ace passed John Jay, giving the Eagles a 12-4 lead. CSE took a 16-5 lead when Stevens smashed a spike passed the Bloodhounds defenders. Kiana Cunningham also recorded an ace, as the Eagles poured it on to lead by 15. CSE continued their onslaught, taking the second set 25-9.

The Eagles continued their hot streak in the third set.  Behind the serving of Katie Cooper, the Eagles took a 4-0 lead. Cunningham led the Eagles at the net, upping the lead to 11-3 after a kill. CSE kept the momentum going as they took 6 of the next 8 points to blow the set wide open at 17-5. While serving, Cunningham recorded another ace, giving the Eagles a 22-8 lead. The Eagles rode the momentum, taking set 3, 25-10.

In the fourth set, the Bloodhounds recorded 3 straight errors, giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead.  Katie Cooper placed the ball perfectly despite a broken play, giving the Eagles the point and an 8-3 lead. CSE did not take their foot off the pedal, adding of the next 5 points and taking an 11-5 lead. The turning point in the set was when Sunbhana Wrights put home a shot at the net, giving the Eagles a 16-10 lead.  After that point, CSE ripped off the next 7 to take a 23-10 lead. The Eagles took 2 more points, closing out the match 25-12.

The Eagles return to action for senior day on October 30 vs. SUNY Maritime at 7 P.M.