INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Cleveland State volleyball team wrapped up non-league play Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 decision to Kent State at the Bulldog Brawl. The Vikings finish the weekend with a 2-1 record, and stand at 6-6 on the year entering Horizon League play.
Bulldog Brawl All-Tournament Team
The Vikings had two representatives on the Bulldog Brawl All-Tournament Team – Emily DeGeorge and Christina Grecol – while DeGeorge was also named the MVP. For the weekend, DeGeorge averaged 4.08 kills along with 3.17 digs per set, including a career-high 23 kills against Butler. Grecol averaged 9.33 assists and 3.42 digs per set on the weekend, and recorded the first two double-doubles of her collegiate career against Santa Clara (29a, 11d) and Butler (39a, 21d).
Kent State 3, Cleveland State 1 | PDF Box Score
The Vikings had four players finish with double-digit kills against Kent State, led by Emily DeGeorge with 17 kills. Sara Skeens added 15 kills, while Trinniti Hall tallied 11 and Hannah Greene added a career-high 10 kills.
Greene's 10 kills came on a team-best .412 hitting percentage.
Christina Grecol finished with 44 assists on the match, her fourth 40-assist match of the season.
Rachael Dohar and DeGeorge led the Viking defense, Dohar with a team-best 18 digs and DeGeorge with 14. DeGeorge recorded her second double-double of the year with her 17 kills and 14 digs.
As a team, the Vikings recorded 10.0 total blocks, while Hall and Greene both finished with five. Greene now has a team-best 65 total blocks this season, and has recorded five or more blocks in six matches this year.
The Vikings will begin Horizon League play next weekend, hosting Youngstown State on Friday, September 21 and traveling to Oakland on Sunday, September 23.