CSE took on the Nittany Lions of Penn State-Abbington in the late match looking to improve on their lackluster performance against Gallaudet. The Eagles lost 3-1 by tallies of 18-25, 13-25, 25-16 and 20-25 despite a drastic improvement in the team’s performance.
The difference in an otherwise even first set was the serve receive of the Eagles that let them down in crucial times in the set. CSE had 10 kills to only 1 error in the set and hit .429 but 5 service errors and 7 reception errors gave PS Abington all the room it needed to take the set.
Although the Eagles cleaned up their serving in the second set, the passing remained an issue as CSE couldn’t run any offense and the mere 5 kills was evidence of the struggles of the squad. The Eagles had only 5 kills for set #2.
The 3rd set had the Eagles hit for another 6 kills but the team had 3 blocks, 2 aces and 0 reception errors to give the squad a rather easy set win.
The 4th and decisive set saw the Eagles’s offense get off track as CSE could only muster 4 kills and gave up another 2 aces to go along with 3 serving errors. Those 5 points turned out to be saving grace for the Lions as the final score of 25-20 seemed to indicate. The Eagles hit .139 with 25 kills in the loss with Subhana Wrights tallying 10 kills and 4 blocks and Katie Cooper putting down 6 kills and 2 aces to lead the offense.
CSE falls to 8W-12: and 0W-5L in the NEAC.