NEWPORT, R.I. - Sophomore Julianne Barry (Randolph, Mass.) recorded 16 kills and four blocks (two solo) as the Salve Regina University volleyball team snapped its three-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Emmanuel College in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Rodgers recreation Center.
Senior Deanna Salter (Westwood, Mass.) added 12 kills and 14 digs for the Seahawks, who improved to 9-17 on the season. Sophomore Rebecca Stanton (Quincy, Mass.) notched a team-high nine kills for the Saints, who lost game one 25-22, game two 25-21, and game three 25-23.
"This is a good win against a team that defeated us earlier this season," said Seahawks head coach Jen Maxwell. "It shows how far we have come since that time. JB (Barry) was outstanding and (freshman) Megan Clancy played great defense, along with Deanna. We had a solid defensive effort and made the proper adjustments as the match went along. We just want to put ourselves in the best position possible heading into the final week of TCCC play."
The Seahawks captured game one behind the strength of seven kills from Barry and four from Salter. Junior Lisa Zabel (Madison, Conn.) dished out 10 assists for Salve Regina while freshman Megan Clancy (Chelmsford, Mass.) tallied eight digs. Senior Diana Grimaldi (Sandy Hook, Conn.) led the Saints with four kills.
In game two, Salter and Barry each tallied four kills apiece while Clancy matched her game one total of eight digs. Stanton did the most damage offensively for Emmanuel, posting four kills. Salve Regina came from behind to win the third and decision game as Barry registered five kills and Salter threw down four of her own. Stanton again led the Saints with four kills.
Clancy finished the match with 22 digs while senior Brittany Canaff (Paramus, N.J.) notched 14 of her own. Zabel finished with 23 assists while sophomore Jessica Meyer (Seymour, Conn.) had 19.
For the Saints, Grimaldi posted eight kills while junior Megan Murray (Killingworth, Conn.) finished her afternoon with seven. Sophomore Kathryne Olsen (Fairhaven, Mass.) recorded team highs in both assists (27) and digs (16).
The Seahawks return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Regis for a 7 p.m. contest. Emmanuel travels to Newbury on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest.