MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Saint Elizabeth juniors Subhana Wrights and Amy Cooper combined for 18 kills as the Screaming Eagles topped Bryn Athyn, 3-1, in non-conference volleyball action at St. Joseph’s Hall Thursday night.
The Screaming Eagles (4-2) won by scores of 25-21, 19-25, 25-16 and 25-19.
CSE got in an early hole to start the match as Bryn Athyn (2-7) took a 5-2 lead. The Screaming Eagles rallied to tie the set at 7-7 and behind six kills from sophomore attack Katie Cooper won the first, 25-21.
Bryn Athyn came back to take the second set, 25-19, after being down 11-10. A run of three consecutive aces by Kaitlyn Brock gave Bryn Athyn the momentum to even the match at one set apiece.
The third set was tight at 8-6 CSE, but a 10-7 run fueled by two aces from senior Nashlly Sokoli put the home team up 18-13. Junior setter Amy Cooper put down a second ball for her second kill of the set and a 20-15 CSE lead. Sophomores Kiara Francisco and Ireyah Stevens combined to block a Bryn Athyn attack to give Saint Elizabeth the 23-15 lead which quickly turned into a 25-16 third-set win.
The Screaming Eagles controlled the fourth set as middle blocker Wrights registered six kills on six attempts. Her kill to the sideline gave CSE a 6-3 lead and she loomed large at the net again for a 17-10 lead. Amy Cooper tallied consecutive aces to end the set and give CSE its second home victory.
Katie Cooper led CSE with 12 kills with eight digs while Wrights added 11 kills and 3.5 blocks. Amy Cooper handed out 29 assists while registering nine kills and a team-high four aces.
Saint Elizabeth travels this weekend to the College of New Rochelle for a tri-match with competitions against King’s College at 3 p.m. and CNR at 5 p.m. The Screaming Eagles return home next week for a Wednesday night match with York (N.Y.). First serve is set for 7 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall.