WATERBURY, Conn. – The Post University women's volleyball team put down 50 kills in its 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-18) Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Felician University before a Halloween crowd of 152 on Tuesday night at the Drubner Center.
Post (15-11, 13-3 CACC) maintained a share of first place in the CACC North Division with three matches remaining.
Junior setter Brianna Root (Bristol, Conn.) guided the Eagles to a team .320 attack percentage. She accumulated 46 assists and five digs. Her favorite target was Madison Hunziker (Sacramento, Calif.). The junior outside/opposite hitter collected a match-high 14 kills to go along with nine digs and three blocks.
Junior outside hitter Paulina Calero (El Centro, Calif.) led Felician (4-19, 2-14) with nine kills.
In the first set, Post sided-out the Golden Falcons 12 out of 13 times, with an early ace by Baylei Furman (Kaneohe, Hawaii) turning out to be the only point on serve for the visitors. Still, the Golden Falcons were within 12-10 until a string of six consecutive Eagle points turned the momentum for good. Post produced an attack percentage of .606 for the set.
The Eagles jumped out to an 8-1 Set 2 lead, only to see Felician come all the way back and move ahead, 14-13, following a Calero kill. But, trailing, 15-14, Post captured nine consecutive rallies.
The third set took on a similar pattern. Post led, 7-2, but the Golden Falcons weathered the early storm for a 9-8 advantage. Nearly as quickly, however, the Eagles were back on top by an 18-12 count. Felician came as close as 21-18, but Post tallied the final four points, including a kill and two aces by Kerrin Kalmann (Lake Grove, N.Y.), to complete the victory.
Ashley Levatino (Holtsville, N.Y.) hit .615 with 10 kills and Sara Seger (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) had 10 kills and seven digs for the Eagles. Lauren Mack (Valparaiso, Ind.), making her first start at outside hitter this season, produced four kills and 11 digs for Felician.
The Golden Falcons travel to Concordia (N.Y.) College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.