Clawson Leads Volleyball In Three-Set Win at Franklin Pierce
Rindge, N.H. - With a team-high 16 kills, McKenna Clawson and the Adelphi University volleyball team rolled to their fifth consecutive three-set win over Franklin Pierce University Saturday afternoon.
For the Panthers (18-4, 7-1 NE10) Sarah Bisbe ranked second in kills on the team with eight while contributing a match-best 10 digs on defense. The home team struggled with Adelphi's service as they committed 12 reception errors.
In the first set after trailing 4-1, the Ravens came within one, but Adelphi went on a 7-2 scoring binge to take an 11-5 lead. Trailing 14-6, FPU notched four consecutive points with two of them off a Brittney Carias ace and a dual block to cut into the lead at 14-10. Adelphi outscored the Ravens 11-2 over the rest of the set.
A Sarah Bisbe attack error and another Carias ace gave the Ravens the early 2-0 edge. Cara McKenzie quickly turned momentum back to the guest side by stuffing a Garnhart attack at the net. The Brown and Gold closed out the set via a 13-2 scoring binge capped off by a Bisbe kill to lead 17-8 late.
Adelphi started fast in the third, jumping out to a 6-2 lead. The Panthers stormed ahead to take a 17-7 lead midway through the set, but the Ravens continued to battle. Five straight points from the hosts brought the deficit down to five, 17-12, however the visitors gained those five points immediately back and led 22-12. The Panthers halted one last Raven charge to complete the sweep.
Adelphi trips to Southern Connecticut on Tuesday, October 16 to take on Southern Connecticut State University at 7:00 p.m.Adelphi Athletics Adelphi University joined the Northeast-10 Conference in the fall of 2009, and in the past eight seasons, has collected 27 regular season conference titles, 29 tournament championships, 41 individual crowns and captured the Northeast-10 Presidents' Cup four times (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017), while winning six NCAA Division II National Championships. For the latest on Adelphi University Athletics, follow the Panthers at www.aupanthers.com or via social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.