California (PA) knocks Chowan out of NCAA Regionals

California (PA) knocks Chowan out of NCAA Regionals 

November 19, 2009

CALIFORNIA, PA - The Chowan University volleyball team's season came to an end tonight after falling in straight sets to the #1 seeded Vulcan's from California University-Pennsylvania. The PSAC Champs overpowered the Hawks 25-15, 25-15, and 25-6. The Hawks earned their way to the tournament with a CIAA Championship win nearly two weeks ago, marking the school's first-ever NCAA postseason bid as a DII institution. The Hawks will make the trip home tomorrow, focused on preparations for next season, and to celebrate in their 2009 season successes.

The Vulcans out hit the Hawks 39 to 16 in the match. CIAA Rookie of the Year, Karina Monroe was held to just five kills in the match while Antionette McCollough and Victoria Lewis each had four kills. Willis added six digs while CIAA All-Conference setter Callie Armistead had 15 assists.

For Cal-P, Joanna Mist tallied 12 kills while Ludmila Amaral had 10 kills and six blocks. Chowan ends the season at 29-9 overall while the Vulcans improve to 34-5. They will move on to play #3 Wheeling Jesuit tomorrow night at 7:30pm. WJU beat Gannon to stay alive in their tournament. #2 Lock Haven and #6 Edinboro will meet tomorrow at 5:30pm after claiming victories earlier today.

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