Orangeburg, N.Y. (10/13/18) The Dominican College women's volleyball team hung on for a 3-2 victory over the visiting Cougars of Caldwell University in a match played this afternoon on Coach Baxter Court in the Hennessy Center. DC won the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 26-24, while the Cougars won the next two by scores of 25-15 and 25-13. Dominican rallied in the decisive fifth set for the 16-14 win and 3-2 match victory.
Junior outside hitter Deanna Knopf (Hauppauge, N.Y.) recorded a season high 19 kills, a .545 attack percentage and added nine digs in the victory.
With the win, Dominican improves to 3-18 overall and 3-10 in conference play.
Set One: Caldwell had a 23-22 edge when a service error re-tied the set at 23-all. Consecutive block assists from Jaid Harrell (Kingston, N.Y.) and Nia Reeves (Union City, N.J.) lifted DC to the 25-23 win.
Set Two: Dominican trailed 3-1 when a 8-1 charge put the Chargers ahead 9-4. The Cougars would rally twice and with the score 24-24, a kill from Boyd and a attack error would give the CHargers the 26-24 win and 2-0 match lead.
Set Five: In the decisive set, Caldwell led 13-7 when five consecutive Charger points brought them within a point, 13-12. CU recorded a kill to put them at match point, but a kill from Robinson and a service ace from Perez knotted the set at 14-all. A kill from Robinson put DC at match point and following a Caldwell timeout an attack error gave Dominican the 16-14 win and 3-2 match victory.
Dominican will travel to CACC foe Bloomfield College this coming Wednesday night.