SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (Women's Volleyball) – In their first tri-match of the season, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women's volleyball (2-0) team opened up with two solid wins on Saturday. Against Boyce College, the Pomeroys soundly defeated the Bulldogs in three sets with scores of 25-8, 25-11, and 25-7. In the last match of the day, SMWC defeated the University of Cincinnati-Clermont in three sets with scores of 25-15, 25-15, and 25-20.
In the match against the Bulldogs (0-2), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was led by Monica Mack with 14 kills and three solo blocks. Mack was followed by McKenzi Kumpf with 13 kills. Mary Alvanos kept the table set for the Pomeroys with 30 assists and six service aces. Defensively, freshman Pamela Dorman led the way with 11 digs.
As a team, SMWC finished the night with 40 kills, 37 assists, 30 digs, and 17 service aces.
Boyce was led by Elliot Huxford with three kills, Laura Yellie with eight assists, and Reiley Schwartz with 15 digs.
The Bulldogs ended the match with eight kills, eight assists, and 28 digs.
UC-Clermont (1-4) put up a good fight in the second match with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College but it was all for naught. Kumpf shined against the Cougars with 16 kills while Alvanos kept the offense moving with 26 assists and three service aces. Dorman defended the line well for SMWC recording 20 digs.
The Pomeroys accumulated 35 kills, 33 assists, and 44 digs.
Megan Wall was the hitter for Cincinnati-Clermont with five kills. Walls was followed by Hannah Holscher with 11 assists and Kelsie Holland with seven digs. Amber Lawrence proved her prowess at the next with three solo blocks.
As a team, the Cougars ended the afternoon with 21 kills, 19 assists, and 28 digs.
SMWC will face the Red Devils of Eureka College as they travel to Eureka, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Game time is set for 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST).