Volleyball Falls In Three To #18 Salisbury

Lindsay DiMuzio
Lindsay DiMuzio

SALISBURY, Md. – The Wesley College volleyball team fell in three sets to No. 18 Salisbury (25-11, 26-24, 25-10) on Wednesday night in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup.  The Sea Gulls improve to 26-2 overall and 4-0 in league play while the Wolverines fall to 4-22 and 0-6 in league play.

The first and third sets were controlled by Salisbury, but Wesley held the lead for most of the second set before Salisbury rallied for the win.  After dropping the first two points, Wesley scored the next three with a pair of SU errors sandwiching an ace by Cristina Marruffo.  Both teams traded points but Wesley was able to go on a 4-0 run to take a 9-6 lead, capped off by a Lindsay DiMuzio kill.

The Wolverines continued the solid play and increased their lead to as many as 18-13, but the Gulls responded with a 6-1 run to tie the match at 19.  After two straight SU points, Wesley went on another 4-0 run to take a 23-21 advantage, but the Gulls answered with three-straight points to get a set-point.  A kill by DiMuzio off one of Marruffo's 13 assists, forced the stanza into extra points, but a Wesley attack error, followed by a kill by Salisbury gave the Sea Gulls the second set. Wesley outhit Salisbury .250 to .118 in the frame, recording nine kills and just three errors on 24 swings.

DiMuzio had a solid night offensively for the Navy & White, hitting an error-free .462 with six kills on 13 swings, to go with six digs and a solo block.  Meghan Marshall and Paige Morris tied for the team-lead with eight digs apiece.

Salisbury outhit the Wolverines, .290 to .067 and was led by Chelsea Glowacki and Ashlyn Tapley who both had seven kills on the night.

Wesley returns to action tomorrow night when it hosts Notre Dame (Md.) in a 7 pm non-conference tilt.