Morrisvile State Wins Third Straight NEAC Women's Volleyball Title

Morrisville State three-peats as NEAC Champions
Morrisville State three-peats as NEAC Champions

LATHAM, N.Y. - Top-seeded Morrisville State won its third consecutive North Eastern Athletic Conference women's volleyball championship on Sunday. 

Morrisville State swept Penn State Abington 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-19). The Mustangs were clicking offensively and finished the match hitting .462. 

Box Score

Megyan Merrill (Millport, N.Y.) had 21 kills on 32 swings for a .594 hitting percentage. Brianna Gates (Eagle, Colo.), 12 kills, and Kirsten Florio (Wellsboro, Pa.), 10, were also in double figures for the Mustangs. Siobhan Moore (Leyden, Mass.) had 49 assists. Sam Wolf (Liverpool, N.Y.) picked up  Most Valuable Player honors as the senior libero finished with 32 digs, six aces, and seven assists over two matches. 

Penn State Abington got going offensively in the third stanza with a .316 hitting percentage. The Nittany Lions did not get above .175 in the first two sets. Katharine Costello (New Hope, Pa.) had 10 kills for Abington to pace the offense. 

Morrisville State secures the NEAC's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Mustangs will find out their opponent and where they are playing during the NCAA Division III Selection Show, which will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. on NCAA.com. 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.