NEW BRITAIN, CT. – The Merrimack Women’s Volleyball team looked to get back on track and push for a postseason bid but continued their skid with a three set loss to the Blue Devils of CCSU.
Score: CCSU 3, Merrimack 0
Records: CCSU (6-19, 5-8), Merrimack (7-20, 6-7)
How It Happened
Coming into today the Warriors needed to win out for a chance to make NEC postseason play. They had a great chance against a team they had defeated prior earlier on in the year. The first set looked like the battle it was supposed to be. CCSU held a 19-13 lead but it was the Warriors fighting back scoring 7 of 9 points to be down just one. The two teams traded points and it took 28 points to decide a first set winner as the Blue Devils took it away with the 28-26 win.
The second set was not close. Merrimack failed to do much of anything as CCSU trounced them early and often. A mid set 11-3 takeover by the Blue Devils put them ahead and there was no looking back as they rolled to a 25-16 set three win.
The Warriors were looking for any sort of answer and avoid the sweep. The third set was close for much of it. Merrimack held a lead as late as 20-19 over the Blue Devils but it was CCSU taking over and winning 25-21 to complete the sweep and end the postseason hopes of Merrimack.
Notes and Numbers
The Warriors will stay on the road as they will play their final regular season NEC game of the season against Sacred Heart this Saturday 11th.
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