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LAKELAND, Fla.—Southeastern continued its impressive season with a sweep of Johnson & Wales on Saturday afternoon. The victory marked the ninth consecutive home triumph, as SEU moved to 13-1 (5-0) during the 2018 campaign.
Despite eleven attack errors, Southeastern jumped out to a 1-0 advantage in the match with a 25-20 victory. Fueled by four kills in the first frame by Hannah Kaszubowski, the Fire were able to capture the opening set. Kaszubowski also ended the game tied with Keniah Rivera Santiago with a match-high 17 digs.
SEU bounced back with better offense in the second set, only making three mistakes on attacks and recording a match-high .241 hitting percentage. Emily Boehlein, the top attacker on the Fire’s squad this afternoon, killed seven attack attempts on the day, six of which occurred in the first two sets. Boehlein finished with a .316 hitting percentage as Southeastern notched a 25-16 win to go up 2-0.
The Trailing 15-13 in the third set, the Fire utilized a well-timed timeout to go on a 3-0 run and take the lead. SEU, who eventually went on to win the frame 25-19, wouldn’t surrender their advantage again.
Southeastern’s sweep brought the number of consecutive sets won at home to 18.
The Fire will head to Webber on Wednesday for a battle of teams unbeaten in conference play. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.