SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (Women's Volleyball) – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women's volleyball team (6-4) closed play in the SMWC Classic with two wins on Saturday. The Pomeroys defeated the Florida National University Conquistadors in five sets with scores of 25-22, 25-21, (21-25), (19-25), and 15-13. In the second match of the day, SMWC went four sets with the Scarlet Hawks of Illinois Institute of Technology with set scores of (17-25), 25-23, 25-20, and 25-12.
In the first match against FNU, McKenzi Kumpf and Monica Mack each racked up 15 kills. They were followed by Gabriella Slagle with 11. Katelyn Cotter kept the table set with 45 assists. Defensively, Pamela Dorman led the way with 22 kills. She was followed by Mary Alvanos with 15 and Kumpf with 12.
As a team, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College ended the match with 52 kills, 46 assists, and 69 digs.
The Conquistadors were led by Silvia Galeano with 29 kills. Carolina Dantas was the assist leader with 56. Defensively, Adara Anselmo led the way with 20 digs. She was followed by Galeano and Ines Bawedin with 14 each.
Collectively, FNU finished the match with 64 kills, 60 assists, and 73 digs.
In the last match of the day with the Illinois Tech, SMWC was led by Slagle with 14 kills and Kumpf with 12. Alvanos was a significant piece in the offense with 31 assists. Dorman led the defense with 23 digs. Mack overpowered IIT at the net with four solo blocks.
The Pomeroys finished the match 41 kills, 38 assists, and 63 digs.
Sara Hassell and Taylor Burton led the Scarlet Hawks in kills with 19 and 17, respectively. The assist leader was Natalie Freund with 22. Courtney Darling contributed 17 assists. Defensively, Reya Green led the way with 16 digs.
Illinois Tech ended the match with 52 kills, 48 assists, and 56 digs.
One Pomeroy earned a superlative as Mack was named to the All-Tournament team.
SMWC will be back at home on Wednesday, Sept. 20 as the team faces Franklin College in a midweek matchup. Game time is set for 7 p.m.