Monarchs defeat Wilson’s Phoenix

The Monarchs defeated the Wilson College women’s volleyball team in a nonconference bout at Wilkes Barre Friday evening. The Phoenix (1-10, 1-2 CSAC) fell to the Kings College Monarchs (14-2, 2-2 MAC) 3-0, with set scores of 25-22, 25-23, and 25-7. 

READ: Wilson College sports: Defenders fall to Phoenix

How It Happened

Wilson started the first set by taking a 5-3 lead. Supplying the kills in the early run was senior Tioleaoauli Posiulai (Waipahu, HI., University Laboratory School), junior Anika Eigen-Zucchi (Washington, D.C., St. Johns College High School), and freshman Deah Menedis (Reisterstown, MD, Franklin High).

After trading points with Kings, the Monarchs jumped 6-1 run that flipped the score and put them in front 11-8.

The Phoenix battled back and eventually brought the score to within one point, 14-15. Later in the set, with Wilson down, 21-18, the Phoenix sparked a four-point run that pushed them in front, 22-21.

Despite the tough effort from Wilson, Kings narrowly took the first set, 25-22. 

In the second set, the Phoenix took control of the lead early, extending it to 12-8. The Monarchs responded with a 7-0 run that put them in front, 15-12. Wilson dug deep and worked their way back into the set, eventually pulling away, 23-19. But, Kings squeaked by, taking the second set by a score of 25-23.

In the final set, the Monarchs took a 25-7 victory, giving them the match, three sets to none. 

Inside the Box Score

Posiulai paced the offense with 11 kills and one ace. Eigen-Zucchi recorded 14 digs, six kills, one block, while freshman Sage Lague (Fairplay, MD, Goretti) both tallied six kills.  Supplying the assists throughout the match was sophomore Myla Owens (Westampton, NJ., Rancocas Valley Regional High School) who finished with 27, fifth-year senior Sierra Hill (Hagerstown, Md., South Hagerstown) recorded seven digs, four assists, and two aces. The Phoenix finished with 33 kills on 109 attempts against 23 errors.

Up Next

The women’s volleyball team will resume conference play when they take on the Lions of Bryn Athyn College (2-9, 2-1 CSAC) this afternoon, Saturday, October 9, at 1 p.m. 

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