CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Bulldogs made quick work of Delaware State Sunday night, topping the Hornets, 3-0.
Score: The Citadel 3, DSU 0
Records: The Citadel 5-13, 0-6, DSU 7-12, 2-2
Location: Charleston, S.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Bulldogs came out on fire in the first set, rolling with a six-point and four-point run.
- The Hornets rallied late to stretch out the first set, before the 'Dogs took over for a 25-18 win.
- The Citadel put together six different three-point runs during the second set, broken up by single points by DSU.
- The Bulldogs held the Hornets to just 11 points in the second set.
- Maddy Cardenas started with the service in the third set and The Citadel quickly jumped out to a, 6-0 lead.
- The 'Dogs gave up one three-point run by DSU, but combated the Hornets with another string of six points and adding another consecutive five.
- The Citadel held DSU to just 10 points in the third set, the fewest points scored by an opponent this season.
BY THE NUMBERS
- The Bulldogs dominated at the net on offense, registering a collective .325 hitting percentage to the Hornets' -.047.
- Freshman Makaya Middleton recorded 10 kills for the second time this season, the first occurring on the road at UNCG.
- Sharlissa De Jesus has now logged double-digit kills in eight games this season, hammering down 10 against DSU.
- The Citadel threw down 13 kills in first set with just two attack errors for a .550 hitting percentage.
- Senior Sarah Dobrich and Middleton threw up walls at the net, both registering four blocks during the match.
"Today was good for our starters to be able to get out there and play a complete match together," said head coach Dave Zelenock. "This is two matches in a row that we've done a good job competing. We are happy with the way things came together today. Tomorrow we have another test with NCCU and want to avenge a loss to them earlier in the season. We will focus on running our system and if we do that the results will take care of themselves."
The Citadel hosts a rematch with NCCU Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.