WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW Sports)–UNCW was unable to hold off Northeastern in five sets as the Huskies escaped Hanover Hall with a 3-2 win over the Seahawks in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Thursday at Hanover Hall.
The Huskies ran their record to 13-12 overall and 7-6 in the CAA and swept the season series from the Seahawks. The Seahawks fell to 14-12 and 4-9. Both losses for the Seahawks in the season series were in five sets.
UNCW held a 2-1 lead after three sets, but Northeastern evened things with a convincing 25-14 win in set four. In the fifth set, UNCW trailed by three 10-7 but forced a tie at 14 following a Huskies attack error. Evelyn Gonzalez and Natalie Shollin end the match with back-to-back kills.
Athena Ardilla led all players with 22 kills for the Huskies while Shollin and Erica Staunton added 18 and 13, respectively.
Katie Lanz had 13 for the Seahawks.
Defensively, UNCW’s Anna Weissmann finished with a career-high 26 digs, but the Huskies landed four in double-figure digs with Clare Lund leading the way with 23 and Ardilla chipping in 20.
The Seahawks continue their season-ending homestand on Nov. 9 against Hofstra in a 1 p.m start at Hanover Hall.