WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES

The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers women’s volleyball team shut out the Norfolk State University Spartans in Radford, Virginia Friday night, redeeming themselves in the second part of their season-opening double header.

Domenique Gerard 2015Both teams dropped their first match of the season earlier in the day. The Terriers fell 3-2 to the Siena College Saints and the Spartans were shut out by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers.

The match was not expected to be a challenge for the Terriers. They finished their previous season 7-23 (4-10 NEC), while the Spartans closed out the season 4-21 (3-9 MEAC).

The Terriers won by the scores of 25-10, 25-21 and 25-23 respectively.

The Terriers accumulated 34 kills, 32 digs, 34 assists, seven aces and seven blocks. The Spartans recorded 27 kills, 39 digs, 26 assists, seven aces and four blocks.

The Terriers were led by senior outside hitter Domenique Gerard who hit 41.2 percent, recording 11.5 points, nine kills and three digs. Senior middle hitter Niehely Sosa hit 16.7 percent en route to 8.5 points, three kills and two digs.

Senior outside hitter Milica Mladjenovic hit 42.9 percent, putting forth seven points and six kills. Freshman middle blocker Wies Hurkmans hit 44.4 percent en route to 6.5 points and five kills in the first game of her college career.

Sophomore setter Angela Hudelson shot 100 percent, recording two points, two kills, four digs and 22 assists.

The Spartans were led by Redshirt senior outside hitter Jessica Johnson who hit 13.8 percent, recording 9.5 points, nine kills and ten digs. Junior right side hitter/outside hitter Hope Forsythe hit 5.9 percent en route to nine points, seven kills and three digs.

Senior middle blocker Dominique Parker hit 5.3 percent, recording 7.5 points and five kills.

The Terriers will stay in Radford tomorrow to face the Retrievers at 12 pm and the Radford University Highlanders at 6 pm.