In a Sunday afternoon matinee at TD Arena, the College of Charleston volleyball team made quick work of the University of Delaware, winning in straight sets (27-25, 25-19, 25-21).
Charleston (10-7, 2-0 CAA) jumped out to an early lead in the first set before Delaware tied the game at 17. After the Blue Hens took control of the game, going up 24-22, the Cougars staved off two straight set points before tying the game at 24.
Charleston then used a big double block by Sloane White and Krissy Mummey to take the lead before eventually winning the set, 27-25.
The Cougars had an easier go in the second set, taking an early 8-2 lead, before cruising to a 25-19 set win.
In the third set, Delaware showed their fight as they took a 7-3 lead, but the Cougars fired right back. Three straight kills from Cara Howley, Catey Warren, and Mummey tied the set at 13, turning the momentum back Charleston’s way. The Cougars went onto take and extend their lead to 20-14.
After Delaware committed three straight errors, Mackenzie Cooler set up Morello for the set-winning kill.
Howley led Charleston with 10 kills, with White, Mummey, and Morello recording nine. Setter Kallie McKown and Cooler combined for 35 assists, while McKown led the Cougars with 21 digs.
The win pushes Charleston’s conference record to 15-1 since joining the CAA last season, including a current six game winning streak.
Next up for Charleston is a two game road trip at William & Mary on Friday and at James Madison on Sunday.