Belmont Abbey senior outside hitter Hannah Schellenberg broke the school record for career kills as the Crusaders women's volleyball team won by a 3-0 score for the second-straight match with an easy defeat of the visiting Pfeiffer Falcons this afternoon. The Crusaders improve to 11-7 overall and 5-2 in league play as they won by scores of 25-21, 25-16 and 25-11. Pfeiffer drops to 1-12 overall and 0-7 in the league.
Schellenberg broke the record that had stood for ten years, as Sarah Halligan amassed 1,538 for the Crusaders from 2003-05. Schellenberg entered today needing ten to surpass the record, and she finished with 17, breaking the mark with an unassisted kill on an overpass by Pfeiffer in the second set. Her career total now stands at 1,546. Her 17 kills led all players, as she hit .268 for the match.
Defensively, the Crusaders recorded 47 digs and three blocks while holding Pfeiffer to a .011 attack. Kenney's 13 digs led all players. Schellenberg added ten and Martinez recorded seven. Hankins recorded a pair of block solos with Norwood adding another.
Belmont Abbey is now off until Friday when it goes on the road to face Barton. First serve in Wilson is 7:00 p.m.