LADY HAWKS ROLL PAST MORGAN STATE 3-0
Oct. 3, 2008
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Christina Estebané (El Paso, Texas) and Christine Edwards (Lakewood, Calif.) continued to shine, as they helped the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women's volleyball team top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival Morgan State 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-13) in their home opener and first conference game of the season.
Estebané finished with a game-high 33 assists. Edwards was top on the attack with a game-high 14 kills. Leah Amundson (Tucson, Ariz.) was also key for the Lady Hawks finishing with game-highs in aces (3) and digs (8).
UMES had their biggest lead of the match in the second set when a kill from Edwards put them up 22-10. An attack error by the Bears put UMES on set point, but Morgan State rallied behind a kill by Rhyan Shy, and followed with an ace to stay alive. Another Bear attack error ended the set 25-15.
The Lady Hawks took control early in the third set and never relinquished the lead. Ahead 18-11 after a kill from Edwards, UMES went on a 7-2 run to end the match. Shy led the Bears with six kills and Christa Rogers finished with a team high 12 assists. Dina Beamon had a team-high seven digs.
UMES, now 14-6, will take on MEAC rival Delaware State at home on Sunday, October 5. The much anticipated match-up will take place at 3 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Center.