Crusaders Claim Share of North Title with Sweep of Mount Olive

Crusaders Claim Share of North Title with Sweep of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey hit a .337 as a team -- its second-best effort of the year -- and Mackenzie Chrapliwy and Andie Meredith each reached double figures in kills as Belmont Abbey cruised to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-15) victory over Mount Olive Friday night in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball action. The win was the 20th of the year for the Crusaders, their highest total since a 28-4 finish in 2012.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Chrapliwy tallied 11 kills and a 360 hitting percentage, while Meredith hit .500 with 10 kills.
  • Cassidy Bonito registered 27 assists, 11 digs and six kills with no errors.
  • Sarah Kenney led the defensive effort with 14 digs, while also dishing out six assists.
  • In the first set, The Abbey used a 6-1 run to break open a 5-4 game. Later with the score 19-12, the Crusaders closed out the set with a 6-2 run.
  • The score was 9-7 in the second when BAC tallied four straight points to create some separation. With the score 19-12 again, The Abbey tallied six straight points to close out the set.
  • In the finale, the visitors led 9-5 when they scored five in a row. The final three points of the set all went to The Abbey to end the match.
  • The win was the 18th in the last 21 matches for the Crusaders.

UP NEXT

  • Belmont Abbey closes the regular season with a North Division showdown at Barton. While the Crusaders have already clinched a share of the division title, the winner will earn the No. 1 North seed (No. 2 overall) in next week's conference tournament.