From the CIAA
The battle for the 2014 CIAA Volleyball Championship
ended in decisive fashion on Sunday afternoon. The Chowan University
Hawks topped the Fayetteville State University Lady Broncos 3-0 to earn
their third CIAA Volleyball Championship in program history.
The Hawks used 27 team kills and took advantage of 34 Lady Bronco errors to earn the victory. Melanie Chaussee led all players in the contest with eight kills in the win while Suraya Chase chipped in seven kills and nine digs. Jordan Miller and Allison Smith each tallied 10 digs in the contest while Smith also dished out 24 assists. Chase and Brittany Tschida each grabbed five blocks for the Blue and White.
Luis paced the Lady Broncos with seven kills while Shavon Shaw added
six kills to aid the effort. Leah Mackley handed out 13 assists while
Decausha McLean hauled in 23 digs for Fayetteville State. Luis added 18
digs in the loss. Jayde Jacobs notched four blocks.
Fayetteville State University scored the first point in the contest after taking advantage of a Hawk attack error. A kill by Brittany Tschida
for the Hawks knotted the score 1-1. From that point forward, the
score was tied four times before back-to-back attack errors put the
Hawks ahead 13-11. Chowan maintained the advantage for the remainder of
the first set and led by as many as eight (21-13) points before a Lady
Broncos' attack error secured the 25-16 victory for the Hawks.
State took an early 2-0 lead in the second set before a kill by
Chaussee and a Lady Bronco attack error knotted the score 2-2. Both
teams battled for control of the score and momentum as neither team
maintained a lead of more than four points early in the set. With the
Hawks leading 12-8, a kill by Suraya Chase
followed by a block (Chase, Tschida) gave the Hawks a 14-8 lead.
Fayetteville State was unable to regain the lead but chipped away at the
deficit before suffering a 25-22 loss in set two.
came out firing on all cylinders at the start of the third set. Three
Fayetteville State errors along with kills from Chaussee and Miller put
Chowan ahead 5-1 early. The Hawks led by as many as eight points
(15-7)before the Lady Broncos clawed their way back to pull within four
points (15-11). Chowan continued to battle past what seemed to be a
shift in momentum, and held the Lady Broncos to four points before
closing out the set with the 25-15 victory. Miller confirmed the win
for Chowan with a kill.
Miller earned CIAA Tournament MVP honors after notching 37 kills over the course of three matches.
Hawks blanked all three of their opponents to earn the victory. Chowan
advances to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championship with the
win. The Selection Show airs at 10:00pm EST on www.thencaa.com
Members of the CIAA All-Tournament Team include:
Jordan Miller (Chowan University)
Nikira Fults (Chowan University)
Rosetta Becerra (Elizabeth City State University)
Samira Luis (Fayetteville State University)
Taylor Norris (Fayetteville State University)
Olivia Porter (Saint Augustine's University)
Deidre Carter (Virginia State University)
Kristin Madison (Virginia Union University)
Olivia Owens (Winston-Salem State University)
TOURNAMENT MVP: Jordan Miller (Chowan University)