Volleyhawks play in Trask Coliseum for first time since ’99

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Fueled by a match-high 13 kills from Meredith Peacock and nine kills apiece from Nicole Lott and Katie McCullough, UNCW rolled past visiting Delaware 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-18) on Monday in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action at Trask Coliseum.

The Seahawks raised their record to 12-4 with the win and finished their home stand with a 6-1 mark. The Blue Hens, meanwhile, dropped their third consecutive conference outing to dip to 0-3 and 8-8 overall.

Meredith Peacock. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports
Meredith Peacock. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

Monday’s match marked the return of volleyball to Trask Coliseum for the first time since 1999. The Seahawks moved to Hanover Hall that season and played there since. UNCW will play one more regular season match in Trask when it hosts Towson on Oct. 16.

Peacock had seven of her kills in the second set as UNCW combined to hit .467 (16-2-30) in a 25-14 win. Lott added five and McCullough three kills in the set. UNCW outhit the Blue Hens, .243-.084, on the match.

Lott paced three Seahawks in double digit digs with 16. Morgan Owney and Lindsay Hartmann chipped in 11 digs apiece. Kristen Powell and Peacock had five blocks each and Sarah Kelly added four as UNCW out blocked Delaware 9-6.

UNCW combined for just 11 hitting errors on the match, while forcing the Blue Hens into 21. Delaware also committed seven service aces.

The Seahawks visit William & Mary for a 7 p.m. start on Oct. 9 in Williamsburg.