Fayetteville State Sweeps Defending Champs Shaw 3-0

Oct. 9, 2017

Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!

Fayetteville State University (14-6 overall, 9-1 CIAA, 3-1 Southern Division) defeated reigning CIAA Champs Shaw University, 3-0, in Felton J. Capel Arena in tonight's Southern Division volleyball action.

In a match promoted as #CramCapel, the FSU student body did just that. Five hundred and thirty-one fans witnessed the Broncos sweep Shaw by the scores of 25-17, 25-21, and 25-22.

Arlicia Ortiz (Spanaway, WA) led the way with nine (9) kills and 22 attacks. She also finished with 18 digs. Jayde Jacobs (Fayetteville, NC) and Chynna Hunt (Summerville, SC) collected five blocks each. The two also had six (6) identical kills. Bojo Jada (Jamestown, NC) finished the match with four (4) kills and four (4) blocks.

Fayetteville State jumped to an early 7-0 lead in the first set and pushed it to a 15-3 lead. FSU called a timeout when the lead decreased to 17-7 and later at 22-16. After the final timeout, the Raven Ousley-Brown (St. Paul, MN) scored two of her set-high four (4) kills to set FSU up for the win. A ball-handling error would end the set in favor of Fayetteville State. Shaw committed ten (10) of their 29 match attack errors and two (2) ball handling errors for the set.

The second set was more of a battle between the two divisional rivals. With four (4) ties and three (3) lead changes, complete control of the set was up in the air until the final score-tie at 19-19. Nia Bell (Elizabeth City, NC) put down her second kill of the match for a 20-19 lead and Hunt would follow for a 21-19 lead. Shaw became a threat trailing 23-21, but the FSU crowd and the Broncos were not having it. With an ear-deafening motivational chant, Chynna Hunt and Arlicia Ortiz would put the set away with kills.


 

 

Fayetteville State began the third set just like the first. With a 6-1 lead, FSU maintained its momentum with a 19-10 lead. Shaw would trail 20-23 late in the set until the keys began giggling. Bojo Jada initiated the celebratory dance with a kill and a 25-22 set win.

FSU will travel to Charlotte, NC to face the Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith on Thursday, October 12 before playing host to Winston-Salem State on Monday, October 16.

 

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