UNCW volleyball rallies to be Northeastern 3-2

UNCW volleyball rallies to be Northeastern 3-2

News release from UNCW:

BOSTON, Massachusetts – UNCW rallied from a 2-1 deficit to edge Northeastern, 3-2 (15-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13) as four Seahawks, led by Kristen Powell's 16, finished in double-figures in kills on Sunday at Solomon Court.

The Seahawks improved to 17-5 with the road win and 8-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Northeastern, meanwhile, dropped its eighth straight match and dipped to 4-21 and 1-9 in the league.

Powell finished one kill short of tying her career high of 17, set earlier this season against Northeastern. Joining Powell in double figures were Meredith Peacock (14) and Katie McCullough and Nicole Lott with 13 apiece.

UNCW finished with an 11-7 advantage in blocks, led by Peacock's five. UNCW also landed four in double figures in kills. Lindsay Hartmann held team-high honors with 19.

Alyssa Desjardins posted a double-double of a match-high 35 assists and 10 digs. McCullough and Lott also had double-doubles. For McCullough, it was the first of her career.

Brigitte Burcescu led NU with 14 kills while Cherylain Dizon and Jamie Bredahl chipped in 12 and 11, respectively.

Bredahl finished with 30 assists and 14 digs for a double-double.

Up next: The Seahawks visit conference leader James Madison on Oct. 30 for a 7 p.m. start.

How it happened: Northeastern ran out to a 3-0 early in the fifth set, but the Seahawks were able to draw even three points later. NUCW then ran out to a four-point lead, 13-9, only to see NU tie it at 13-all with a 4-0 run. Lott put the set and match away with back-to-back kills for UNCW.

Notes: The Seahawks have now won four-straight against the Huskies, with three of the them going five-sets … Peacock's five blocks moved her into sole possession of sixth-place on the CAA's all-time list … She is the second Seahawk to notch 500 blocks in a career … UNCW improved to 3-1 in five-setters, including two against Northeastern … McCullough's 15 digs shattered her previous career-high of six … Including Friday's win at Hofstra, this is the first time UNCW has swept their northern swing through the CAA … UNCW has put four players in double-figure kills for the second time this season.