Kluh Leads Hawks to Victory on Sophomore Night

Kluh Leads Hawks to Victory on Sophomore Night

The College of Southern Maryland women's volleyball team beat Delaware Technical Community College 3-0 in the regular season finale for the Hawks on October 29.

The scores of the sets were 25-8, 25-12, and 25-15.

It was a night filled with season-high marks for several CSM players, and the team as a whole.

Freshman Sophie Clark had season-highs in kills and service aces with five and six, respectively. Freshman Kelsey Kluh provided four kills and four digs, her most of the season. Freshman Skylar Banting led the team in service aces with seven, a season-high for her.

The team combined for 25 service aces and a .451 hitting percentage, their highest totals this year.

Freshmen Meah Eackles and Alyssa Gayon added five and four kills, respectively. Gayon hit .800, her best percentage of the season.

Freshman Kelsey Hanks made 21 assists and five service aces.

It was also a night to honor the lone sophomore on this year's team, Katelyn Kluh. She posted a game-high seven kills and two block assists.

"I was nervous," Kluh said of her emotions leading up to her last home match. "It's your last game in your home gym. I was nervous coming up to the game, but also really excited because it's an opportunity to display what we've been working on all season, and what I've been working on personally."

CSM head coach Jenica Leonard said of Kluh, "She's been a big spark for our team. She's definitely been very enthusiastic and she's also been the leader out here."

Kluh said "It's been amazing" to play for her coaches. "It's been a great opportunity to grow as a player, and also grow as a person. Meeting new people on the team, making new friendships, it's just been a really great experience overall.

"It's been great to play with these girls. It's always great to end on a high note."