Hawk volleyball continues win streak in yet another strong performance


Michael Coughlin, Crier Staff

Saint Anselm Women’s volleyball team continues to outshine their opponents in win after win. In their latest game on Sept. 23, the Hawks defeated Southern Connecticut State 3-0. This was the seventh consecutive victory for the Hawks and moves their record to 9-4 for the season.

Notably, senior Katy Teets lead the Hawks and the match with an astounding 15 kills, while senior Danielle Isbell lead the match with 14 digs.

Although the final score may look like an easy win for Saint Anselm, they certainly had to fight for this victory. The story of the match was the push back from the Hawks as they refused to quit. Specifically, in the first set they fended off a quick 7-1 lead by the Southern Connecticut Owls and overcame a 15-11 deficit to take the first set 25-19.  

The Hawks would fall behind again 16-12 in the second set. They quickly scrambled together to once again take, this time 25-23. The Owls showed signs of life in the final set behind a 5-1 run taking the lead 21-20 in the final set. However, the Hawks quickly shut down any hope of victory as they kept the Owls from scoring another point for the duration of the set. Saint Anselm took the set with a score of 25-21. With the end of the third set, the Hawks had won the match, 3-0.

On their journey to their current seven-game win streak, the Hawks have only given up more than one set in a match once. This is an admirable turnaround after the shaky start early in the season. The Hawks had given up more than one set in all but one game. It would appear that Saint Anselm has buffed out their early season scratches and is ready to firmly compete.

With the victory vs Southern Connecticut, the Hawks increase their season record to 9-4 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

The Hawks face division foe Bentley at home on Sept. 26. This will be the second matchup of the two following Saint Anselm’s historic first ever victory over Bentley on Sept. 9. Their last encounter was an extremely competitive performance.

Bentley will attempt to avenge their 3-1 defeat. The Hawks look to oust Bentley once again and continue their winning streak to eight games and create some breathing room in the standings.

After their match vs Bentley, Saint Anselm will prepare for a double header on Saturday Sept. 30 when they will face off against American International at 11 and LIU Post at 3PM. Both games will be at home for the Hawks.