UNCW volleyball downs Delaware in five sets

UNCW volleyball downs Delaware in five sets

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – In a fifth set that saw eight tied scores and six lead changes, Anna Moss lifted UNCW to a 3-2 win over Delaware with an ace that sealed an 18-16 decision on Friday at Hanover Hall.

The Seahawks snapped their four-match losing skid with the win and improved to 7-10 overall and 1-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Blue Hens, meanwhile, dropped their fourth straight outing to slip to 3-12 and 1-4.

In the fifth set, UD rallied from a 14-10 deficit to take a 15-14 lead following a kill from Maria Bellinger, who finished with a match-high 28 kills. With the Blue Hens serving to win the match, Moss forged a tie score with a kill. Bellinger would force another tied score with a kill, but Moss followed with a kill for a 17-16 lead and ended the match with the service ace.

Moss finished as one of four Seahawks in double-digit kills. Maddy Kline and Sydney Brock finished with 11 apiece while Madison Peters and Moss finished with 10 each. Moss hit .476 and did not commit a hitting error in 21 attacks.

UNCW setter Michaela White handed out a match-high 39 assists, which were also a career high.

UNCW posted a season-high 14.5 blocks with Brock's eight being the leader.

For UD, Maddie Judge collected 28 digs while Abby Skryd posted a double-double of 24 assists and 14 digs. Bellinger added 12 digs for a double-double of her own.

The Seahawks conclude their brief homestand on Sunday with a 1 p.m. start against Towson.