BOSTON – In its final home tri-match of the season, Suffolk volleyball picked up a straight set win over Norwich before falling in a five-set thriller to Curry Saturday at Regan Gymnasium.
MATCH ONE RECAP – SUFFOLK 3 NORWICH 0
Suffolk cruised past its conference counterpart as the Rams locked up a sweep over the Cadets with set scores of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-15.
Hannah Fabiano led the way offensively with 13 kills on a .462 hitting clip to go along with nine digs, a pair of aces and one block. Talia Lombardo put together a state line of eight digs, seven aces, five assists and five kills. Liz Kerek set up Suffolk's 30-kill offense with 15 assists. The senior setter added nine digs to the defensive effort.
MATCH TWO RECAP – SUFFOLK 2 CURRY 3
Suffolk took a 2-0 match lead thanks to winning the first and second stanzas by scores of 25-22 and 25-16. Curry rallied in the third and took the Rams down with a 29-27 decision. The Colonels claimed the fourth frame 25-20 to level the playing field and sealed the comeback victory with a 15-13 final frame win.
Lombardo put together a triple-double effort with 14 kills, 17 assists and 18 digs. Fabiano and Kerek, meanwhile, each contributed double-double efforts. Kerek had 29 assists with 11 digs, while Fabiano added 13 digs and 10 kills. Dakhnesey Marcellus led Suffolk's defensive effort with 20 digs.
Suffolk welcomes Regis to Regan Gymnasium Wednesday, Oct. 18 for a midweek match, which starts at 7 p.m.