Women's Volleyball Closes Out Kean Invitational

Union, N.J. (10/3/15) – The Kean University women's volleyball team suffered a pair of losses to close out the 2015 Kean Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

All-Tournament Team

Frostburg - Naya Cheatem (#8)

Olivet - Melissa Guile (#1)

Trine - Mikayla Carpenter (#2)

Kean - Nicollette Poveromo (#13)

Baruch - Sydney Parks (#14)

Springfield - Hannah Lozano (#1)

MVP - Springfield - Lauren Holt (#15)

 

Results

Friday

Springfield 3, Kean 1

Springfield 3, Trine 2

Kean 3, Trine 2

Frostburg 3, Baruch 1

Olivet 3, Frostburg 1

Olivet 3, Baruch 0

 

Saturday

Baruch 3, Kean 2

Olivet 3, Kean 1

Trine 3, Baruch 0

Springfield 3, Olivet 0

Trine 3, Frostburg 1

Springfield 3, Frostburg 0

 

Olivet 3, Kean 1

The Comets (13-5) earned an easy set one win (25-22) before the Cougars turned it around in set two, holding Olivet to just .057 hitting and earning a 25-21 decision to even the score at one-all.  In set two, Kean picked up three team blocks while posting a .312 attack percentage of their own.  Calli Scheuermann and Brett Harper led the way with four hills apiece in the frame.

Set three was a back and forth affair as Kean turned a 19-17 deficit into a 24-22 advantage.  But Olivet used four straight kills, two from Allison Turner and the final two from Marissa Guile to pick up the set win, 26-24.

The Comets then took the final set relatively easily, holding Kean to just .051.

Scheuermann (pictured left) led the Cougars with 10 kills and 11 digs with three blocks.  Senior Lisa DeGroot posted 22 digs while junior Rachael Wells added seven kills and three blocks.  Overall Kean registered 11 blocks, compared to two for the Comets.

Re'Gene Thompson led all players in the match as she recorded 19 kills.

Baruch 3, Kean 2

Baruch jumped out to a two set lead before Kean battled back with consecutive 25-18 sets to force a winner take all set five.  After falling behind early, the Cougars were able to battle back as the two teams see-sawed for most of the set.  Tied at 10-all, however, the Bearcats were able to roll off five straight points, with a service ace and three straight kills to end the day.

Overall the Cougars were led by Scheuermann and rookie Vikki Stec who each had 13 kills while Harper provided seven kills and five blocks.  In the matchup each team didn't seem to find a rhythm with their offense, with Baruch holding a slight percentage betting attacking (.110 to .091).

Kean returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Ramapo College.