Despite a better effort from the Hawks, CSM fell to Cecil College in three sets (25-17,25-20,25-15) last Friday.
The first set of the match was back and forth, with the score tied seven times. An ace by CSM's Savannah Carrol made the score 16-14 in favor of Cecil. After a service error was committed by Cecil's Emily Maser, it appeared that CSM would gain momentum to win the match. Instead, Cecil went on an 8-2 scoring run to win the first set, 25-17.
In the second set, with Cecil leading 10-6, CSM went on an 8-0 scoring run, led by three aces from Carrol. An ace from CSM's Alyssa Wilson gave the Hawks a 16-13 lead, as they were gaining more confidence. After Cecil committed more attack errors in the next few sets, the Hawks held a 19-16 lead. After Cecil's Emily Waldridge's kill made the score 19-18, Carrol answered right back with a kill of her own to make the score 20-18 in favor of the Hawks. Cecil would go on a 7-0 scoring run to come back and defeat the Hawks in set two by a score of 25-20.
In the third set, CSM fell behind early 7-3. The closest deficit the Hawks would have was two, with a score of 10-8 in favor of Cecil. With the score in favor of Cecil at 16-12, they would close out the game on a 9-3 scoring run, defeating the Hawks 25-15.
Cecil's Emily Waldridge was dominant once more, having 17 of Cecil's 31 kills. She added two aces and 11 digs to give her 19 points on the evening. Saiera Duckett led CSM in kills with five and added six digs and six points. Regan Tuiasosopo, one of the returner's from last year's team, added four kills and 13 digs. Gabrielle Wilson had two kills, two aces, and three digs, and Savannah Carrol had a kill and four aces.
The Hawks look to turn things around when they play at CCBC Essex on Tuesday.