The University of Mary Washington volleyball team downed St. Mary's, 3-0, on Wednesday evening. The Eagles improve to 17-10 overall, and 6-0 in the CAC.
UMW took an early advantage in the first set, 6-3, after Tenley Hares and Savannah Powers registered two kills a piece. The Eagles grew their lead to six, 11-5, after an attack error from the Seahawks. St Mary's went on a run and took the lead 17-15, but Powers ended the run with a kill. Wren Berry registered a kill on a blocking error and UMW regained the lead 20-19. From there, they would close out the set 25-21.
The Eagles jumped out early again in the second set and held a three point lead, 6-3, after a Peyton Dunow ace. The Seahawks again battled back to take the lead 9-8. A kill by Leslie Walters and a block from Dunow and Walters put the Eagles back in the lead 11-9. Hares and Powers had back-to-back kills to extend UMW's lead to 18-14. The Eagles kept their lead and took the second set 25-19.
Hares and Powers both put away two kills a piece in the first seven points to put the Eagles in front 5-2 in the third set. Alana Harris recorded her a kill from Hares to keep UMW ahead by three, 11-8. Harris put down another kill, this time from Wren Berry, to extend the lead to five, 18-13. Dunow put the match away with a kill from Berry and the Eagles won the third set 25-22.
Powers led the team with 14 kills and hit .444. Dunow recorded 12 kills, while Harris and Hares both had eight. Berry dished out 40 assists and Ryan Cho had 12 digs.
The Eagles will be back in action on Saturday as they will host Penn St.-Harrisburg for senior day at 2 p.m.