DSU VOLLEYBALL WIN STREAK HITS 15 WITH SWEEP OF BEARS

By Dennis Jones, Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations / Sports Information Director, Delaware State

 

Baltimore, Md. (Oct. 15, 2021) — The Delaware State volleyball team’s school-record win streak has reached 15 with a 3-0 victory over Morgan State in a MEAC contest at Hill Fieldhouse this evening.  The scores were 25-19, 25-16 and 25-15.

Karen Cordero had a dominant performance for the Hornets, matching her DSU high with 16 kills on 23 attacks (.652) to lead all players. Cordero also tied for match-high honors with three service aces and tallied five digs in the contest.

Alondra Maldonado was second on the Hornets with nine kills and also added four blocks (one) solo, while Valeria Otero had contributed eight kills and seven digs to the win.

Delaware State is now 19-1 overall and leads the MEAC with a 7-0 record. The Hornets’ .950 win percentage ranks in the top three among all NCAA Division I schools this season. Only undefeated Louisville (16-0) and Texas (13-0) had higher win percentages than DSU entering the weekend,

The Hornets have won their last six matches by 3-0 scores and have 16 shutout victories this season. DSU has 3-0 wins in 13 matches and has taken 45 of 47 sets during the win streak. Overall, the Hornets are 58-7 in sets played this year, including 21-1 in MEAC matches.

In tonight’s contest, Delaware State posted a .358 attack percentage, recording 42 kills and just 13 errors on 81 attempts. Morgan State tallied 23 kills and 18 errors on 80 attacks for a .062 hitting percentage.

The Hornets were No. 1 in the nation in opponents hitting percentage at .104 entering tonight’s contest.
Cordero had five kills in each of the first two sets and six in set three. Her three aces in the match also marked a season high.
Delaware State recorded 32 digs in the contest, while Morgan State had 17. DSU’s Jasmal Cruz led all players with nine digs in the contest.

The Hornets will look for their 16th straight win and 20th victory of the season when they return to action on Sunday (Oct. 17) at home against Coppin State. The match is set for 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Delaware State is seeking its first 20-win season since posting a 20-13 record in 2009. The team record for wins in a season is 23 in 1987 (23-6).

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